I have 3 boys. And as much as I used to think I also wanted a daughter, I couldn’t be happier with my raging bundle of testosterone.
Plus, I’ve realized I just don’t think I have it in me to raise a girl. Trust me. I have 2 nieces, and I can confidently say that having girls is by no means easier.
Still, no matter how elated I am to be a “boy mom,” it doesn’t negate the fact that bringing up boys can be a STRUGGLE.
For one, there’s this misconception that boys don’t come with as much emotional “baggage” as girls. FALSE. You better believe their drama can rival even the most scintillating daytime TV plot line.
Then there’s the roughhousing. Not all boys are prone to this, of course (and there are a lot of girls who are, too), but 2 out of my 3 are, and let me tell you: not a day goes by that I don’t wonder what it is that will break this time. (Will it be my dishes? Or one of their bones?)
Perhaps the most defining trial of raising boys, though? THOSE BATHROOM HABITS. I swear to all that is holy, I have never fallen into the toilet in the middle of the night, sat down on a pee-sprayed seat, or cleaned up more urine off my floors and walls than I have since giving birth to these monkeys.
All of this is why I couldn’t help but laugh my behind off when I saw these hilarious memes about the struggle of raising boys. I can definitely relate, and I’m guessing there are quite a few other parents of boys out there who can, too.
Take a look for yourself, and be sure to click on the images to follow these funny people on social media for more.
Solidarity, parents. Solidarity.