Raising Boys

Wednesday, February 3, 2016






















If I had to interview myself, the interview would go something like this:

1. Q: What is it like to be surrounded with all boys?
A: Loud. The house is only silent when they are sleeping, but if you listen closely you can hear them all snoring. Dirty. One of them always picking a body part.

2. Q: Do you get overwhelmed a lot?
A: Yes, especially when nobody finds anything in the house even though it is right in front of their eyes.

3. Q: Do you wish you had a daughter?
A: No. I really wouldn't know what the heck to do with her. Besides I have enough pms for the boys to handle.

4. Q: Do they fight all the time or get along pretty well?
A: They get along for about an hour right after they wake up, I think because they are still groggy. Then they pretty much fight all day because Abram is always trying to father Eli and Eli will not have it! By bed time they get along again simply because I am the enemy for saying it's bedtime.

5. Q: Which one is the biggest handful? 
A: They are all equally handfuls. Abram is bossy to everyone and gets mad if we don't listen. Eli is loud and gets mad if I tell him to quiet down. Josiah wants to be everywhere in the house, especially wherever you are, and if that's not possible then he gets mad. I have to try to make these kids happy all day.

6. Q: Do you get time with your husband?
A: When they are asleep we do, if he is home and not working. During the day our conversations get interrupted by the boys needing to be wiped or having something way more important, like their lego guy's head missing, that we have to address immediately before the house falls down.

7. Q: Do they like taking pictures?
A: If they are in the mood. Most of the time pictures are blurry because it is impossible for them to hold still for more than a millisecond. 

8. Q: Will you have more kids?
A: No. I had my tubes tied and we practice abstinence due to having 3 boys!

9. Q: What is their favorite thing to do with you? 
A: Climb all over me. All at the same time. Especially while I am drinking my coffee. If I am on the phone. If I am going to the bathroom. That, to them, is code for "come climb on me son!"

10. Q: What advice do you have for mothers who have boys?
A: Let them be boys. 


20 comments:

  1. Cute post. I have two boys and a girl and have the same morning experience! They're all happy for an hour, then fight all day! I have a 10 month old girl and she's acting just like the boys!

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    1. That's hilarious! So glad you can relate.

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  2. Great post! Especially like the comment about letting boys be boys. I am only have boys as well and I get asked the same questions.

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    1. Yes, at the end of the day I really can't help that they are just boys so why fight it! Haha.

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  3. I have a 2 year old boy and he is super active, I cant imagine 3! LOL But kids make our house a home :)

    Mischelle
    http://www.nowthatschic.com

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    1. My house is so busy! But as you said, it is home, and we couldn't picture life without them!

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  4. Love all of the photo's of you and your family! Such a gorgeous family!

    www.lesleyandeve.com

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    1. What a nice thing to say! Thank you so much!

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  5. Ha! Ha! Most of these could have been my answers. I have three boys too, the youngest are twins. Definitely loud and dirty. And no one can find anything except me.

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    1. Right!? I'm sure you're like me saying "It's right there by your foot!" and they look at the roof. Haha it's hilarious.

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  6. I love it! I have two boys and there are so many times I have to just step back and remember, "Boys will be boys". (within reason that is!)

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    1. Oh of course, at this age I am still lucky enough to mold the enough to be within reason.

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  7. This is such a FUN post! I love your answers - these are things I could say too! These photos speak volumes - boys are busy. I literally laughed out loud when you said no one can find anything, my husband still has no idea where the kids' clothes are in the house unless I lay them out and he still asks!

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  8. I loved this post way too much! When I was pregnant and found out that the baby would be a boy I said, "What am I going to do?!" and now I can't imagine having a girl!

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    1. I'm so glad you liked it. Life with boys is seriously so fun. Although I'm sure girl moms would say the same about their daughters.

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  9. Your family is SO precious! I was a preschool teacher and I totally agree with letting boys be boys! I love all the answers! I can't wait to have a family of my own!

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm sure with your experience you will be a wonderful mother.

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  10. Ha this great! I have five boys and I can relate to all of these.

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  11. I have one boy - I cannot imagine three. My one boy is a HANDFUL and LOUD. :) I loved this question and answer format blog post - it's fun learning more about your family and I take comfort in knowing my house isn't the only one in chaos most of the day. LOL!

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