Lessons You Learn while Parenting a Boy(s).

Parenting ain't easy. And if you have a boy, good luck. From what I have generally observed, girls are much more calmer. They know how to relax. Boys, on the other hand, don't understand the word calm. It doesn't exist in their dictionary. Plus cherry on top is when your son is accompanied with a man-child in the house.

Four years have passed since I gave birth to my son and I have learned quite a few things in life.


1. You are ALWAYS going to be stepping on Legos. I have now become so immune that I unintentionally skip around the house in case I step on a lego or something so small that even a magnifying glass wouldn't pick up.

2. The toilet seat will ALWAYS be up. If you find the toilet seat down, you need to check before sitting, or you will be scarred for life.

3. Pockets will have anything and everything. I have made it a point to check the pockets before putting anything in the laundry. Rocks and twigs are a frequent occurrence while I may have also found some random dead dandelions in the pocket as well.

4. A full-blown conversation about farts will not gross you out anymore. That's true. And how explosive your poop was. Or how many poos did you do in one go. It is all going to be very graphic. And it might come up in a random conversation at the dinner table.

5. A paleontologist has got nothing on you. You know more about dinosaurs than any expert out there. A triceratops? Pfft. You can name them with your eyes closed. This also goes with types of vehicles as well. You might yell 'oh look a fire truck' even when your child isn't there.

6. You have stopped sitting on the floor. Why you ask? Because you fear that a masked super-hero will land on you and that too very violently.

7. You secretly roam around girl's clothing aisles. I know I have, Ooh-ing and aah-ing over the crazy amount of selection the stores carry. It takes you about an hour to leave that aisle and you end up finishing the boy's clothing aisle within 5 minutes.

8. You can easily go to the cinema to watch a super-hero movie. If you are big on Avengers or any other super-hero movie, your son will happily tag along and won't disrupt the entire cinema. I went to the Imgworld last year in Dubai and there was a 3D screening of Avengers going on. Sadly my son was 5 inches short to go on the ride. The entire ride I felt a pang of guilt that he couldn't be there. He would've enjoyed so much!

9. 'Get dressed' means running around naked. Why does this happen with boys? Every time I lay out his clothes and tell him to get dressed, he will run around the house butt naked until I have to yell or threaten him!

10. There is never a dull moment. Boys come up with the funniest shit ever! You will laugh at their antics all day long and it won't bore you for a second ever. Random hugs during the day and sloppy kisses before anyone sees them are a part of the fun bundle! Also, where do they get their energy from?  It is true: Mom of boys work from sun up till sun down!



He's four! I still have a hard time gripping that fact. I feel like I was pregnant just yesterday. The picture on the canvas is from his first birthday and we kind of replicated this on his fourth birthday! Photowall were kind enough to send me a personalised canvas and I chose this picture! I absolutely love the quality of the printing but since it came unassembled, I had a hard time putting it together since the slates were a little off. But nonetheless, love this picture! I might just do a picture-ception every four years haha!

21 comments

  1. Parenting my twin boys is so different from our older daughter. Nope they do not know the word calm, and they need to climb ALL the time

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  2. I am not a mother, but I can imagine that there is never a dull moment. I love that you can go to super-hero movies with ease, made me giggle x

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  3. I am not a mother but i can just imagine what it is like. I had to babysit my friend's son and boy was he active! Your son is so cute.

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  4. I remember the days of living at home with my brother, there was never a dull moment.

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  5. I have two boys and a girl. The eldest boy has always been the quietest and calmest of the three. My daughter is full of energy and never stops! My two year old boy is taking after his sister and is constantly full of energy too. So I guess it does partly depend on the child.

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  6. I totally can see this wih having a boy! It's all true! Especially dress up time is painful!

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  7. So true! I love to visit girl's clothing aisles to see those pretty dresses. And, when I buy for my son it hardly takes 15 minutes. Everything in boy's clothing aisles looks the same!

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  8. This is adorable! I'm a while off having kids but I still love reading posts like this, it's so much fun to hear about what it's like from the inside.

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  9. I am not a mother till now but can relate each and every point because I handle 20 of little boys daily in my schools.. The 20 little men brigade of primary two class is enough for me to get a hint of what I am going to face if I become a mom of a boy in my future..

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  10. I am not a mother but we do have young boys in the family. So, I do understand how the experience is going to be, a mix of sweetness and silliness that is. All the best parenting your cute little man :)

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  11. I love reading your post. I really love kids and babies. Don't have one yet. But these points looks so enjoyable but stressful. I really enjoy reading this post.

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  12. Im not a mother ... but still i can imagine this .. and i see my cousin with her boys growing the same way.its fun though...

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  13. I have learned all these with my kids. and it's all true and crazy. I've been experiencing ALWAYS going to be stepping on their Legos and this is the most worst of all. lol!!!

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  14. This is a wonderful list. I don’t have kids yet but all of these are what I deal with on a daily basis with my two nanny boys. I have learned they are much different from girls.

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  15. They are very different to girls.....but having twin girls as well as my boy there are many things that you've said apply to them too!!!! It's never calm in this house!

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  16. I don't have a kid but can relate to so many points that you have mentioned with my cousin! Especially stepping on the Legos!

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  17. My sister has always wanted to have a boy, I'm definitely going to get her to read this article!

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  18. I loved the post. I am learning all these with my little bundle of joy. and it's all true and crazy.

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  19. That's such a cool picture. Turning your pictures into canvas are just very cool. I had a daughter so thankfully I didn't have to deal with all the craziness with boys. But I am sure you wouldn't trade them for anything.

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  20. I have a son, then a daughter and another son. My daughter hero worships her older brother so copies everything he does. Now the younger one does too. We're doomed! :)

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  21. Great tips, will defo share to my friends who've been wishing for girls (after 2 & 3 boys)

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