Mayberry Mom, Motherhood Uncensored, & motherbumper are hosting a virtual Baby Shower for MotherGooseMouse. And our virtual gift to her is to "write a post about raising, rearing, chasing, or enjoying little boys." So here goes;
I didn't actually sit down until son was 4 years old. Now I just get up when I smell blood.
We went to the ER twice for stitches before he was 2. And this was before I had a blog so he wasn't nearly as neglected as he is now.
The male ego is one of the first things to develop. Expect lots of "I'm bigger than x right?".
Also plan for lots of conversations like this one, usually in a public place;
Mom: Dude, do you have to pee?
Mom: I think you do because you keep squeezing your wiener.
Son: No. I just like to do that.
All those sweet hugs and cuddles you get early on will actually continue. There will just be giant bony elbows and knees in perpetual motion during the sweet yet painful snugglefest.
You will totally be his first girlfriend (and no that's not creepy one bit, nuh huh). Because he will delight in bringing you flowers, and drawing you pictures and just generally wanting to do things to make you smile and dive in for a bony hug.
Mother's who only have girls will be convinced that you are a bad parent. Because they believe they;
a.) Would never let their boy play with (rayguns, battleships, white sugar, etc.) if they had one.
b.) Don't understand why you have to put those ugly hook and eye locks on all your doors so your child won't escape the house while you pee.
c.) Will think you are incredibly overprotective when you insist on hovering under your boy child as he climbs up playground equipment. As they are not used to the idea that their children believe they can fly like (insert current superhero fascination here).
Go to the Gerber Graduates web site and click on the TV that says "The Park".
Keep a sense of humor. It helps when you find your one year old boy empties all the spices onto the kitchen floor just to see what would happen.
Plan for a fun, crazy, loving ride and more awesome adventures than you could ever imagine.