You know you’re a mother to boys when…

Mother to Boys - The Mummy and the MinxIf you are a mother to boys you might understand these …

>> You see a digger, large truck or airplane and exclaim loudly about its existence.  You do this even when your son is not around.

>> Your son has peed behind a tree in a park. You have pretended not to notice. Whilst pretending not to notice, you were very grateful for the convenience.

>> You have an encyclopaedic knowledge of at least one (if not all) these things:   Dinosaurs, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Lego (in all its franchised forms), Star Wars, Skylanders, Super Heroes (DC &  Marvel).

>> You say this a lot: Oh, they are pretty full on when they are little but I reckon girls are harder than boys as teenagers.  You fervently hope it’s true.

>> You understand the intense comic value of the following words: poo, bum, wee, fart, bottom.

>> For those with only boys, you look through the baby girls clothes in shops with undisguised envy.  When a friend has a baby girl you buy them the pinkest, frilliest, sparkliest thing you can find.  You think seriously about whether your baby boy could wear ruffles on his bum.

>> You understand just how early a male’s obsession with their penis begins.  Hint:  Birth.

>> You have banned toy guns from the house. Your son chews his morning toast into the shape of a gun and chases his brother with it.

>> You are on the receiving end of the worlds best hugs.


Are you a mother to boys?  What wonderful things do your boys do (that only boys do)?

16 thoughts on “You know you’re a mother to boys when…

  1. Reannon @shewhorambles says:

    Having been a mum to only boys for 14 years before a daughter arrived I can relate to aaaaalllll if this.

    As they get older you’ll hear yourself saying things like-
    Unless there is blood pouring out your body, somebody has a broken bone or your on fire I don’t want to hear it!
    If you just punch him once, like really hard, he’ll leave you alone ? ( only with older brothers)
    I am sick of seeing your bum/balls. Put it away!
    I just went shopping ( when your teenager stands in front of the pantry asking when you’re going shopping because there’s no food in the house).

    You’ll also realise that boys are hormonal mofos. It’s not very fun from about the age of 10. They love hair products & deodorant a lot! And even though they stop hugging & kissing you it doesn’t mean they don’t love you 🙂

  2. misspippilotta says:

    I’m not a mum but an Aunty to a little boy. Those hugs they give are just wonderful. I’ve also come to the conclusion that little boys consider pants wearing as strictly optional extras :-))

  3. Michelle says:

    Love it love it love it! If I had a dollar for every time I said “put your willy away”, or “did you fart on me?” or “it’s an undies day today” we’d be holidaying in France every year.

  4. Laney says:

    I love this, it’s all so true. Especially the one about noticing large vehicles even when I don’t have my eldest son with me. I do notice that with my daughter, there aren’t so many opportunities to point out exciting things in the street. She is all about pink. I really think concrete mixers are exciting, but I doubt my she would agree!

    • Robyna says:

      Just think – when she’s a bit older, there will be heaps of lovely things in shops to point out. I never thought I’d find big yellow machines fascinating, but I guess that’s what happens when you have boys 🙂

  5. says:

    Great pictures and I can relate to a lot of what you said! My boys are still young so I haven t experienced the underwear part but I know all about the bath before 9am part all to well .

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