If you are raising boys then you surely have become familiar with that everlasting boy humor. That humor that is inappropriate for the dinner table yet becomes a frequent occurrence. That toilet seat that never gets put down and that ever growing smell that seems to be boy’s feet. Sure some of you are the lucky parents with boys who don’t exhibit most of these qualities on a regular basis but for the rest of us, we are just getting started in learning how to survive raising boys.
How to Survive Raising Boys
The initial step to ensuring that you survive the years of raising boys is to make sure that your weak stomach disappears. There will be times that you smell odd things on stuffed animals, wonder what’s hidden underneath their beds and why on Earth they still smell after having showered just that morning.
Once you have mastered having a strong stomach you will surely have to find a love of insects and anything dirty. Most boys tend to flock towards the messiest messes and oddest of bugs. Be prepared to start using old pickle jars for homes of random insects that your boys find and declare promptly to be their next pet.
Now that the basics are covered, you must remember that boys rarely like to shower it seems the smellier the better. Oh but don’t tell them they smell because they will quickly deny that frivolous comment and shrug it off as they continue to argue over showering being a necessity of life.
Boys will test their boundaries and make sure to keep you gasping each time they venture outside. It seems boys are also born with this extra level of energy, so you should quickly learn to stay fit. Whether by choice or force you will be running around more often while raising boys.
Raising boys may bring on a boat load of shake your head, plug your nose moments but in all reality raising boys can truly bring out another side of who you are. These boys will cherish their Mom as their Queen and look up to their Dad for guidance.
As each day passes, you will find that surviving the days of raising boys really isn’t as difficult as it seems. You see, boys tend to get easier to handle as they grow older and in no time at all you will find that you miss those younger years of bug collecting and dirty bedrooms.