Sunday, November 09, 2008

The Joy of Raising Boys

I woke this morning to the sound of raucous peals of laughter coming from the toddlers' room. Even with my brain fogged with sleep I knew this couldn't be a good sign.

When I went in, I found both boys buck naked, diapers off. Both of the them were joyously using their boy parts to spray the room with pee. The walls, the floor, the toys. I was torn between laughing and crying. Not a mess you want to clean up when you're sick, but it was just so....boyish! They looked at me with faces flushed with laughter and chuckles and fun, and it was hard to be stern.

I can name quite a few grown men who would have just as much fun doing the same thing.

So, tongue in cheek and trying to suppress a laugh, we had a talk about not getting undressed until I got there, and how our parts were for going potty in the toilet, NOT around our room.

Is life this much fun with girls?


Chris said...

I smile to myself as I read this. Being the mom of boys I can totally relate. I have been told girls make your life interesting too, just in a different way.

John & Teresa said...

HA! This is great. I WON'T be telling my sister-in-law, Alicia, this one. She comes from a family of four girls and is terrified to raise a boy. She is due in April and they found out Friday that it's a boy! This story would horrify her.

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