Have a boy and everyone asks you when you’re trying for his sister. Have two boys and everyone says third times a charm. Three boys later and everyone says you HAVE to try just one more time! The pressure is real y’all.
I just can’t win. Wait, scratch that I am winning. Yea, sure me and my man talk about wanting a girl. How cute she would be. The hair he would lose, if he had any more to lose (I’ll get evil glares when he reads this, hah!), and the shotguns he’ll have to buy.
Just like with girls, we worry about our boys. Not so much about their dating life and who they will encounter, but we are raising three black boys up in this world. I pray daily that we do a good job in bringing them up to be God-fearing, respectable, outstanding, productive men. I worry about them being out and about in this scary, scary world without me there to protect them all. of. the. time. What I need to instill in them now to keep them safe in the future, but still have them enjoy their youth…
But what is wrong with just being a boy mom?! One thing about boys- they love their mommas! So, I’m literally the Queen around my house. And let me tell ya, my boys won’t let me forget it; it’s all about MOM! At dinner one night, my eldest son stated that I was the only girl in a house full of boys, and that I was the Queen. He then stated how he was the King, and when I asked him what his dad was, he simply replied that dad was the servant! LOL! We are still getting a good laugh from that one! I later had to reassure my man the only reason Isaiah held that opinion was because as a dad he does so well serving his family, which is the truth.
My boys keep me busy and laughing. I literally feel like a referee from all the yelling and time outs I have to do. But, I also get the best hugs and kisses. The best stories about bugs and wild animals, and ALL the fart jokes. When they’re older I won’t have to worry about finding a handy man.. I have three boys, one of them better be handy, lol!
Now if we were blessed with a girl I wouldn’t complain either! There is great in each gender. But why is being a boy mom not enough? And who’s to say I want more children? I love my boys, my heart is full and content. I may just have to wait on my sons to give me girl grand-babies, or maybe more boys, and I’m perfectly ok with that!
Parents with all girls, I’m sure this is the same for you! Do you get tired of the pressure from others to give it another go and have another child? Are the ones telling you to try again willing to fund this baby as well as pay for your new improved banging body after birth? If so, send them my way, lol! I want to hear from y’all!
Summer of Gratitude:
Today, I’m grateful for our home and all the things we have for our general basic needs. I understand that many people don’t have these things and I am grateful.