You Might Be Raising A Boy If…

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If you are raising boys, you know that they are full of surprises.  I’ve asked moms of boys from all across the globe to answer the question, “You Might Be Raising a Boy if…”  and gathered all of their hilarious responses.

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You Might Be Raising a Boy if…

I think each and every mom of boys could write a book about the crazy antics that they have witnessed while raising boys.  I decided we needed to compile a few of their stories so I invited moms from my Moms of Boys Community as well as some of my favorite bloggers to answer the question, “You Might Be Raising a Boy if…” and their answers are hilarious!

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You Have a Lot of “Potty Problems”…

You Might Be Raising a Boy if…

  • You have to have “family meetings” about how pee got on the ceiling. |Dayna from Lemon Lime Adventures
  • You’ve said “Don’t pee on your brother” more than once! | Karen from Raising Little Superheroes
  • You’ve ever fallen into your toilet in the middle of the night. | Kelly from 3 Boys and a Dog
  • You purposely keep an empty Gatorade bottle or two in your car! | Angela from Rockin Boys Club
  • You’re in the car and your son has to pee and you immediately think “where’s an empty bottle or coffee cup”. | Lisa D
  • You have to check the toilet seat for wet spots before sitting down. | Melissa Jean S.
  • If you have more plungers than toilets! | Melissa S.
  • They pee everywhere! | Crystal V.
  • Bathroom smells of wee even though you clean it twice a day…you also know to avoid all puddles on the floor. Before taking a bath you have to empty it of Star Wars, Avengers and Spiderman bath toys | Mal M.

And Potty Language!

  • You find the word BUTT on your van side mirror in the morning. | Tabitha from Meet Penny

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  • The Valentine’s day card you received from your children had the words “poop”, “pee”, and “butt” written in it multiple times |Adrienne S. Las Vegas
  • Boogers and peepee are words used at your dinner table… | Mary R.

Farts and Bodily Noises are a Regular Part of Your Day

You might be raising a boy if…

  • You often hear the words “wait for it…wait for it…” at the dinner table then hear the eruption of laughter as he farts. | Erin from Putting Socks on Chickens
  • He toots and laughs hysterically about it. | Vanessa from Mamas Happy Hive
  • If you have to say “if you keep pushing that hard, you’re going to poop yourself” numerous times a day, during their never ending fart wars. | Deanna D.
  • Burping contests after dinner are the nightly norm. | Nina S.

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Nudity is Normal

You Might Be Raising a Boy if…

  • You see naked butts way more now than you did in college… | Leah from The Dog’s a Boy Too
  • You’re constantly telling them to take their hands out of their pants. | Orlena from Snotty Noses
  • You have a ground rule for dinner that reads: must wear clothing. | Marnie from Carrots are Orange
  • You have to remind your kid that stickers are for paper. Not your penis. | Brett from This Mama Loves
  • You’ve been told by a pediatrician, “Get used to it Mama, he’ll be playing with it for the rest of his life and no, he will not pull it off.” | Elizabeth B. -Palm Coast, FL
  • You have to ask if he put on a clean pair of underwear after his shower.  |Diane from PhilZendia

Your Pantry and Fridge are Always Empty

You Might be Raising a Boy if…

  • You make it out of he grocery store with only one cart of food, and you consider that a good shopping trip. | Kara from The Joys of Boys

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  • What you used to spend on groceries seems like pocket change compared to the amount you’re dishing out these days…and they’re not even teenagers yet! | Ana from Mommy’s Bundle
  • Someone comes into your kitchen asking for a pre-dinner sandwich at 5pm. | Shannon from Bento Lunch
  • There is no food in the cupboards even after you have been shopping. | Jen from Mum in the Madhouse

LEGO, Superheroes and Hot Wheel, Oh MY!

Boys have a lot of STUFF and you will find it in the most random places!

You Might be Raising a Boy if..

  • You cannot eat, sleep, bathe, or leave the house without some sort of “superhero accessory”. | Felicia M Sacramento

You Might Be Raising a Boy if..

  • You have to watch your step in the shower in the morning because of all the hot wheels cars under your feet. | Kate from Kitchen Floor Crafts
  • Have more cars inside your house than there are in the entire parking garage at the mall.  | Erika from Pray Species
  • You learn that family movie night has to include superheros, crude humor or something that blows up — an “No kissing!”  | Jacquie from KCEdventures
  • Your vocal chords hurt by midday from doing “bad guy voices.” | Kate from Nourishing Little Souls
  • You have enough LEGO to open a store. | Gina from East Coast Mommy
  • When you pull back the covers on your bed and find this.  | Cindy A.

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  • You wake up to a sword and Batman mask next to your bed! | Thaleia from Something 2 Offer
  • You find legos, Pokemon cards and little green army men in your wash. | Rachael from Adventures in Wunderland
  • If hot wheels and Legos are the main decor in your living room. | Jennifer V.
  • You have to set up rules that all sports gear’s put in the trunk, before entering the car. | Beth from iGameMom
  • You empty out pockets full of rocks, toy cars, sticks and dirt when you’re doing the laundry! | Niki from Play and Learn Everyday
  • Your hallway is a minefield of Legos. | Carolina from 30 Minute Crafts
  • You empty your purse and find a bunch of cars and action figures.  |  Tanya A., Chula Vista

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They love things that Vroom and ROAR!

You Might Be Raising a Boy if…

  • You know the name of more dinosaurs than you did when you studied them at university as well as the correct was to pronounce them. | Cerys from Rainy Day Mum
  • You learn more about vehicles, dinosaurs, sharks than you ever thought you’d know by reading his favorite books over and over. | Christina from There’s Just One Mommy
  • You get excited & yell out every time you pass a construction site…even if you’re alone.  | Megan from HEN Family
  • He has more transport mode words than anything else in his vocabulary by age 2.  | Annabelle from Piri-Piri Lexicon

Wrestling, Rough Play and Dare-Devils

You might be raising a boy if…

  • There’s typically a blanket fort in the living room with a wrestling match going on inside!| Kara from The Joys of Boys

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  • Hearing the words “hey, watch this” send you running to the source!! | Kelli from 3 Boys and a Dog
  • You have to tell your kids they are not allowed to jump off the roof when they have friends over.  |Chris from Campfires and Cleats
  • You’ve had to explain that yoga is not a contact sport. | Erika from Pray Species
  • You’ve implemented a “no wrestling before breakfast” rule at your house. | Melissa from Fireflies and Mudpies
  • You have given up on the couch is not for jumping rule and have been to the ER more than once for either concussions or stitches. | Amy from Umbrella Tree Cafe
  • Fist bumps are a natural celebration response. | Tanya S.  Tennessee
  • Your going non stop all day. I work from son up to son down. | Brittany L.
  • Wrestling is the first suggestion for “what game should we play” | Teresa R.
  • You feel more like a jungle gym then a mom some days. | Megan T
  • Their first game was “jump on daddy”.  | Niola McLean
  • You have a speed pass at the ER. | CJ B.
  • Your “mom of girls” friend tries to warn you that your son is jumping out of her daughters crib like Spider-Man and you just shrug and say “he’ll be fine” | Ashlee M. San Diego
  • Busted knees and elbows are a regular weekly occurrence but he’s actually crying because I said he couldn’t go back out and play for a bit. | Yacenia W.

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Boys are Destructive!

You Might Be Raising a boy if…

  • There are holes in the knees of every single pair of their blue jeans.  |Amanda from Dirt and Boogers
  • Every pen in the house is dismantled and repurposed as a screwdriver. | Menucha from Moms and Crafters
  • You have to buy new tennis shoes every 7 or 8 months because the old ones are worn out.  | Mae from Outdoors Mom
  • The play food is more often used to play dodge ball than it is used with the play kitchen. | Alyssa from Arts and Crackers
  • Your floors are covered in mud tracks 5 seconds after you cleaned them. | Krystal P.
  • The only unbroken crayons left in your coloring box are pink. | Denise from STL Motherhood

I want to hear from YOU!

How would you answer, “You Might Be Raising a Boy if…?”

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Comments

  1. PAMELA WOOLARD says

    You’ve jumped into a pond at park on a play date to save your 2 year old who just wanted to “see da fish.”

    You’ve walked into your 2 year old’s bedroom and seen “snow” from a baby powder explosion.

    You’ve cleaned lotion and body wash off the windows where you son was trying to “help clean.”

  2. Michele Maycock says

    My Men-Boys are now 25, 22, 18 and 16. They have such great big hearts and minds and dreams. They are my inspiration and perhaps, if I`m lucky, I am theirs. A favourite memory is dropping my son off for the first day of Kindergarten and him turning to me, and blowing me a kiss…I`ll never forget such a precious moment. He continues to be a charmer…I am sooooo blessed to have many more memories, special to each son. This is our gift back for all the hard work that is required to do the job that is the hardest in the world, but the most rewarding.

    • says

      I love this. Thank you for sharing with me. It is hard for me to watch my boys grow up sometimes. They really are my life and so special in their own unique ways.

  3. Michelle says

    You might be raising boys if:
    1. You have to look up at your 10 year old when scolding him.
    2. You think about buying stock in room deodorizers.
    3. You need a nap at noon even after your boy outgrows them.
    4. You buy dress pants too long and become a master at lengthening pants hems.
    5. You need a second refrigerator in the garage even though you only have one growing boy.

  4. Heidi says

    You find yourself saying, “did you put your foot on his bread?”

    Your Son strips off down to pants as soon as he gets in the door.

    You find yourself saying to your two young sons “please don’t hammer your pe**s’s with the toy hammers” as they are both sat under the table with their toy tool boxes doing just that!

    I just love reading this page! 😀 x

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