Post # 1
My husband and I go in for our anatomy scan tomorrow and I need to hear some good things about having little boys! I know there was a thread on this topic in recent months but I, for the life of me, cannot find it. I grew up with a sister and mostly had female cousins, so when I think of little boys all I can picture is rambunctious hellions who f*ck sh*t up and play sports and video games. My own husband I KNOW was not like this, and I KNOW there’s more to it than that (boys can play instruments and enjoy reading books, too!) but in my mind, I just worry that I won’t know how to connect.
So tell me what’s great about having a son!
Post # 3
I am not a mom, but when i was in college i babysat for this family, who had one of each, the girl was cute and all, but i have to tell you the boy was my favorite, he was only 1 when i started working for them and i left when he was 7 and up to this date he keeps in touch with me….when he was little he used to say and do the cutest things and will always tell me how pretty i looked, when i wore something nice, and when it was winter time and got dark early outside, he used to turned all the lights on of the house, so his little sis wouldn’t be scared, he used to always give hugs and kisses and tell me how much he loved me taking care of him, i was there all the time, that up to one point he said that i should be his oldest sister instead of his babysitter, and he was always the protector…when he started taking karate classes, he told me that he can protect the family….he was the sweetest boy…now the little girl was cute, but they all are, so i wasnt impressed lol….anyway because of that experience i hope to have a boy now…i know is silly, but boys can be loveable and cuddleable and they are low maintanence lol….
Post # 4
With boys, you only have one penis to worry about. 🙂
Boys love their moms!
I think it’s funny because I have a boy and we’re TTC right now and I would love another boy! I’d be happy with one of each too, but my boy is so much fun, I’m scared of having a girl! They are so much more complicated, IMO..
Post # 5
I don’t have a son… I have a nephew though! My sister had a little girl then a little boy. My nephew is much less needy as far as he can entertain himself with toys, games, etc. He’s funny as heck. He’s very affectionate and sweet. I always wanted a boy and then a girl (but got started a bit too late.. I’m 37) because the boy can look out for his little sister;) My nephew looks out for my niece regardless of their 3+ years age different.
My nephew LOVES to read and color. He does love his video games like Zelda and sports but also loves the dance wii games … especially if you’ll dance with him:) he’s full of hugs and kisses and trying to make us laugh.
I just pray I, personally , have a healthy baby regardless of sex. when your baby is born you will be thrilled regardless if it’s a boy or girl!
Post # 6
@MrsR4ever: @mommytobee: @CindyRelly: Awww! Now you’re making me really want a boy!
Also, LOL at “but they all are, so I wasn’t impressed.”
Post # 7
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Post # 8
Honestly I think it depends on the child themselves. Boys and girls can be hyper, rambunctious, mild tempered, high maintenance etc… They are what they are. Boy or girl it doesn’t matter. You will connect with your child whether it is a boy or a girl. It is YOUR child.
I can tell you when I was younger I was “rambunctious hellions who f*ck sh*t up and play sports and video games.” <
yep that was me, tomboy for sure. So it really doesn’t matter if you have a girl or boy. They are each their own little person with their own personalities.
Post # 9
@mrsSonthebeach: LOL. dollhouses, barbies, dress-up, kittens?
Post # 10
I have 3 boys and 1 girl. Boys are destructive, rambunctious, loud, and constantly moving. They’re physical and always dirty. But, they’re also super lovey. My boys all love their Mama and are very protective of me and their sister. I grew up with 2 older brothers. My oldest brother is my best friend. I love to watch my boys play sports. My oldest is 13 and has really discovered girls. It’s interesting to be on this end of it now. I love answering “girl questions” for him. I like the idea of raising these crazy boys to be good men. U and your husband will have fun!
Post # 11
@daybyday: I don’t have kids yet, but I imagine that in a lot of ways it would be easier to have a boy. You don’t have to worry about them getting pregnant or turning into little b*tches when they’re teenagers. They also have less drama in school. I remember when I was a kid I was always having fights like “well you said you were MY best friend, NOT hers!”. If my future daughter is anything like me, she will also be hard to handle emotionally.
Honestly I think there’s pros and cons for either, though. I just hope for a healthy baby one day. Can’t control the sex so might as well not worry. I’d love to have a little girl in some ways… but other ways it would scare me!
Post # 12
I grew up with only sisters and now I am a mom to only boys! They are loving, super-cute, sweet, helpful, thoughtful… I could literally go on and on. Just the other night, my oldest son walked into the kitchen as I was cleaning up after dinner, took my hands and said, “Oh no, no, no. You go sit down and relax!” Yes, they can be loud (but so can girls) and they leave their socks and shoes in the middle of the floor, but they are so much fun and such sweethearts. Did I say they are the cutest things ever? I love seeing them put their heart into sports or blush when a girl waves at them. Around third grade, when little girls start having friendship drama, the boys aren’t. Yeah, they’re not so into shopping with me, but they are all about Family Movie Night, planning surprises for birthdays, or late-night ice cream runs. I do hope for a girl someday soon, but I love my sweet boys!
Post # 13
When i was pregnant i thought the same as you. what would i do with a boy! i grew up with all brothers and mostly boys in my family so i really wanted to have a girl. but when the time came and he came out and they said ” you have a boy” i couldnt imagine it any other way. now that i have my boy i could never imagine having a girl! for one diaper changes! there are no places for the poop to get in. it’s so easy to clean it up. plus i dont worry about him as much as i think i would with a girl. i’m not as worried that he’s going to get dirty or hurt himself bc he’s a boy and thats what they do. He loves his momma, i mean yeah Daddy is fun for getting down on the ground and doing boy things but when he’s tired or hurt or just needs a good cuddle it’s all about momma. He’s super calm and has no problem with me leaving him. i love having a son and i wouldnt have it anyother way. but really boy or girl it wont matter you will love them either way and when you find out, you wont be able to picture it any differently.
Post # 14
I don’t have kids but I have nephews and they are the light of my life. Just amazing! My only advice, cover his penis when you change him, I got peed on … twice! Good luck!
Post # 15
@soon2bmrs.D: lol I totally forgot about how easy it is to change diapers with a boy. I babysat for my friend’s daughter and I was so worried when she pooped.
Post # 16
We don’t have kids yet but I hope we have boys. I am the only girl of 5kids. I also have quite a few nieces and two nephews. It’s only my opinion but the boys toys are SO MUCH more fun to play with than the girls toys. I was a tomboy so I’m sure I’m biased. It’s easier to sit down and just play with their stuff than dolls (IMHO). They can be loud and fight but even my parents have told me, the four boys (who were WILD) were way more eaiser to raise than I was. My dad said, less worrying, &none of the boys argued with my mother the way I did… ah teenage girls what hell lol