First of all I truly missed my littles guys while they were in Phoenix for 2 weeks. They were able to catch up with their grandparents and get their dose of vitamin D, which was so good for them. They will have so many great memories to look back on. I didn't realize how much I missed them until I saw their faces for the first time. How they looked up me and smiled; faces lit up. How they were acting like such big boys and telling me everything they have learned. I must say I have learned some things too. 

    I always thought I would be a mom to girls. I grew up with sisters and my mom has a sister and my dad has sisters, and we grew up doing girl things {I know this won’t make you have a girl}, we had a hair salon with mostly girls in it, and that is really all we knew. I also thought I would have a girl, and we would go shopping, grab our favorite drink at our favorite cafe in town, lots of tea parties at home, ruffles, tutus, lots of pink, purple, pigtails and giggles...But then I gave birth to two BOYS!
    I am no expert on parenting but I know this much: raising boys is not for the faint of heart. It’s messy and wild – and for a girl who grew up with no brothers — it’s absolutely FOREIGN, sometimes terrifying, and occasionally GROSS. But above all It is an amazing Adventure! I really do love my boys. They are my best friends. My best buds, and the coolest boys I know.

    I went ahead and listed some things I have learned about boys in the last 6-ish years of parenting them. I’m sure all of you parents of boys can relate? If you have only girls, you may find this amusing, interesting and unfamiliar. hahahaha.

    1  Boys have boundless energy.
    2 Star Wars and LEGOS® go together like peanut butter and jelly.
    3 There are three levels of pain: Pain, excruciating pain, and stepping on a LEGO pain.

    4 When you hear the toilet flush and the words “uh oh”, it’s too late.

    5 Boys will laugh about the funniest sounds, and nastiest things you can only imagine for HOURS.
    6 Anything can, and will, become a gun.
    7 Boys like roughhousing.
    8 As soon as boys are physically capable of removing their clothing, they will.
    9 “Where are your pants?” is a recurring question.
    10 Bath time means water wars, soaked floors, and tons of dirty towels.
    11 Boys will draw gory battle scenes on every scrap of paper.
    12 Always buy the washable markers.
    13 Boys have two volumes: Loud and louder.
    14 A little boy’s voice is louder than 100 adults in a crowded restaurant.
    15 A 6-year-old can inhale a man-sized breakfast and still be hungry.

    What can I say? Boys will be boys. I wouldn't trade them in for the world. I have been so Blessed by them. They have taught ME so much about patience, humility, and strength. They run around the house in their capes, masks and swords pretending to be my hero, fighting off villains. I mean it doesn’t get any better than that right? I heard a woman once say that they never stop trying to protect those around them. These messy loud boys who run around with swords, no pants, and permanent markers, are developing and being equipped to the awesome men I know they will become.

    My home was too quiet the last two weeks, I really missed the noise between these walls. I can honestly say I am a proud boy mom!


    Chat soon!


    xo Ashley