As you already know I am a mother to two beautiful (but very busy) boys ages 3 and 11 months. My close friend has two girls aged 5 and almost 3 so we are forever comparing note (in a very light hearted way!!) . I have absolutely nothing else to base this on but the time we spend with her lovely girls, which incidentally is quite a lot, that leads to me rationalise how I know im a mother of all boys!
1 – Shoes
I am FOREVER buying new shoes for my pair, they run, jump, hop, skip, fall, fall again and their shoes get destroyed. On the other hand my friends older girl has passed most of her shoes down to her little sister. My oldest barely gets to the end of a month let alone keep them in good enough condition for his little brother to use them.
2 – Toys
I let them pick whatever toys they want, im totally in favour of gender neutral play and toys. At the moment my oldest is totally drawn to all things Avengers related. I can talk superheroes with the best of them. What I do notice most about the toys, is my pair have them destroyed in no time! Between wanting to take them apart to see how they work – to rough play with them. However my lovely friends girls, their toys generally remain intact for far longer than they do in our house and get passed around cousins etc. No such luck here.
My boys eat A LOT. I am not exaggerating, the catch phrase in our house is “what can I eat now” I hear this relentlessly from morning to night. Boys, or maybe just my boys eat soooooooo much.
No different to shoes, they boys go through a serious amount of trousers! They love being outdoors so this means a lot trousers end up torn or so mucky that is pointless to even contemplate washing! I don’t mind this one bit, its good for them being outdoors but my laundry basket is forever full. I’m also like a demon when I see sales on boys tracksuits! I do stock up on cheap ones in sales especially for the summer months where they spend vast amounts of the day outside.
Any other mothers with boys feel the same? Please tell me its not just my pair of always hungry, outdoor loving, toy destroying, loveable rouges.
I’ve 2 boys and one girl, my girl is the youngest and tends to wreck shoes on her scooter the day they’re bought, and she too is hungry all day long. I see friends with just girls and think that their lives seem a bit calmer, or less rough and shouty:)
I know exactky what you mean about seeming a bit calmer!
My two are the same 5 and 2 . Never ever stop eating and I just seem to always buy clothes as well ha ha. Toys are minded some bit but mainly get “lost”. Also I’ve given up buying throws and cushions for the couch as they end up on the ground for wrestling!
Same here re the cushion or else they are often used to build forts!!
I have three girls and a boy ( youngest), I thought the girls were busy until we had himself. He is generally referred to as the tornado in our house. The destruction is only matched by the love bombing. One makes the other worthwhile but I totally get where you are coming from!
Love bombing! What a great way to describe it. It’s exactly like that here and I totally love it.
I am forever finding bits of toys left in various places around the house, after my Son has dismantled them to see how they are put together. Now if only he can learn how to put it back together again.