|When he wakes up from nap we read a book together before jumping back into the day.|
I am so happy to be a boy mom. If I'd had a girl I'm certain I'd be saying that she is the best ever (naturally). But I'd always said if I ever had a baby - I'd want a boy. When I got pregnant we thought he was a boy (and so did everyone else except for two girl-guessers). There was this girl I worked with who claimed she could tell by putting her hands on my belly and feeling the energy. She said, BOY! I thought, now I want to have a girl just so you can be wrong. Welllll, it was odd and I'm just being honest.
There is something about little boys. Something magic. People often say they're easier and for a while (long before I had him!!!) I thought that, too. I completely bought into the little girls = high maintenance thought process. CNN ran an article (Who Says Raising Boys is Easier?) about the importance of breaking down the walls of that mindset; it's so well written I'm sharing it; click anywhere on this sentence to read it.
It's been a long time since I've read any parenting books (like back when he was an infant and I thought reading every sleep book ever written would get him to sleep through the night...NOT!). Brandon and I just go with it. We let him have his creative space while giving him realistic boundaries. We love watching his confidence grow and his personality emerge. So, not easier, just different.
My greatest hope is that we raise a good guy...the world needs more.
Oh...and shopping (because that's also super important) is a blast! Little boy stuff is cute! If I feel like I need to buy a frill I get it for myself! Haha, OK, while that's true I also enjoy making bows and rosettes for the little girls I know.
He fits; our little-dude-missing-puzzle-piece.
Let's hear it for the boys!