Being a Boy Mom

Being a boy mom means showing off your stretch marks in a bathing suit, jumping in the pool, splashing around.

 

Being a boy mom means three, yes…THREE, random train tracks sprawled across the floor of an insanely small house.

 

Being a boy mom means loving purple and yellow, and sometimes pink, too.

 

Being a boy mom means noise, lots of noise. And running, and throwing, and outside voices inside.

 

Being a boy mom means wearing mama’s headbands and playing with mama’s makeup.

 

Being a boy mom means legos, hot wheels, wieners (because let’s face it, they’re a toy too).

 

Being a boy mom means “mama, you’re pretty” when you dry your hair for the first time in three weeks.

 

Being a boy mom means being worried they will one day leave you and find someone new to call pretty.

 

Being a boy mom means dancing and singing to “Frozen” and “Moana”, because little boys can like strong female characters, too.

 

Being a boy mom means teeth like piranhas.

 

Being a boy mom means mac and cheese, and cheese sticks, and cheez-its, and … (are we noticing a theme here?)

 

Being a boy mom means pee by the toilet, and by the bed, and in the bed, and in the car, and in your hair.

 

Being a boy mom means rocking your baby to sleep with tears running down your face, because that’s the only way to handle how much you love them.

 

Being a boy mom means giving Elmo a bottle and saying “shhhh, the baby’s sleeping.”

 

Being a boy mom means listening to the comments that unintentionally degrade your child’s life. “Two boys, huh? You gonna try for a girl?”

 

Being a boy mom means little flowers and little vases.

 

Being a boy mom means everything.

 

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