Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Things I Have Learned Since Having Boys

Until I had my kids I never knew that storytime is a contact sport. Mommies may get bruised occasionally while reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

* I did not know I would learn to be an expert in book repair. I am working on my second roll of book tape. I never thought that a one year old could rip a board book, but I have been proved wrong, time and time again.

* I didn't realize that I would sweep the floor 4 times a day.

* I did not know that if a three year old gets a large enough goose egg on their head it will drain down and leave said three year old with two black eyes.

* I had no idea that someday I would refer to my pretty underthings from La Senza as "gaunch".

* No one told me that I would play soccer at 6:30 in the morning with one son while nursing the other.

*When I was still childless I had no comprehension how much joy burping and flatulence would bring to my off-spring, no matter who does it.

* I could not fathom how much noise can be generated by only two children. It really makes me want to lay in a lifetime supply of earplugs for those with more than three boys. I'm praying for you all.

* I would have never believed I would write an ode to bleach or a letter to my washing machine.

*I never would have believed how much a two little blondies with crewcuts could work their way into my heart so that the mess, the noise and the bruises fade into oblivion with just a smile from my boys.


KnittinChick said...

Oh no... pretty underthings are now gaunch. However, you are wearing your big girl panties and have one wearing big boy underwear. Imagine what your life will be like when you have two little ones wearing big boy underwear... A big love fest!

Bargainista said...

What a great mom you are!

Nursing and playing soccer, i remember those days. It's even more 'fun' when there's three of them to keep happy at once!

Life in Progress said...

Oh, I have girls, but I'm still taping books back together all the time. My one-year-old like to destroy, then the three-year-old panics that damage has come to the books. It's so traumatic.

MomOfTheCrazies said...

Funny how you mentioned noise. Last night I was thinking about how noisy our house has become since having kids. Between the singing, instruments, fighting, crying, screaming, dancing, jumping, whining, and yelling, I don't think I've had a moment of quiet in a long time. How do people with 8 kids do it?

Jill said...

Isn't it nice sometimes, after the kids go to bed, to just sit there, and listen nothing.

I have 3 boys, I can relate to this post.
I also have one girl. Are you aware of how loudly (and frequently) a girl can scream??
Especially when her brothers tease her.
Are you aware of how good the boys are at figuring out exactly what it takes to make their sister scream?
Sometimes, all they have to do is look at her.

Praise and Coffee said...



tallmom said...

I hear ya !!!! can only wait to see what life will be like when chubbert reaches toddler age!!!

# boys will be quite an adventure

tallmom said...

sorry it was supose to be 3 boys

char said...

Hmmmm, I always spelled in Gonch!!! Haha!! My nephew called them Donchies instead of Gonchies, is that any better? Lol!!!!

char said...

OOOPS!! I mean I spelled IT gonch, not IN gonch!! Teehee...

Teri said...

ah how children change our lives, no matter how we try to hold on to our "old lives" children swoop in and we create chaotic happiness with them!

Hmm I have three girls now and your house (and life)sound exactly like mine!

JCK said...

Nothing like little boys!