Got Boys? Check out this list of attitudes you’re going to need to survive. A boy’s mom has probably already discovered a few of these gems but be sure to read all the way to the bottom because the last one is something you need to commit to memory and take to heart immediately.
It Will All Come Out in the Wash, Literally
Boys are going to get dirty. Think of it as a small price to pay for their unending curious nature. Boys are going to explore and this is a great way to learn about the world. If you accept that mud stains come with the territory you’ll be just fine.
Worms and Dirt are Food Groups
Hey, I told you they explore. They typically don’t shy away from the ooey gooey so when a friend dares them to give it a try, they just might have a go. Don’t worry though, boys have been doing this for centuries without incident.
Sleep is Optional
Why sleep when you can play? There are far too many things to check out in the run of a day. Wasting any of that precious time sleeping is, frankly, a waste of time.
‘Things That Go’ Are Amazing
Cars, trucks, planes and trains are the most phenomenal creations. If it has wheels or wings it must be owned in multiple smaller forms.
Talking About Dinosaurs is Crucial
They may have gone extinct sixty-five million years ago but they are a constant topic of conversation at your house.
Playing Leads to Play-Fighting and That’s Okay
Rough and tumble is fine as long as no one gets hurt. It’s a great way to release pent up energy, anxiety and even aggression. A boy’s mom will get used to this quickly.
There is no need to Stop or Even Slow Down
It is important to run and jump as much as possible. These actions are fun and lead to other fun actions like crashing into walls and falling down. There is so much to do and see that keeping the engine revving high is as important as staying awake.
Broken Bones Will Mend
The emergency room will be there when you need it. He’ll get a cool cast and a story to tell and you’ll get a few gray hairs. Seems fair, right?
There Will be Pee, Everywhere
It’s not like he doesn’t try. It’s more like he can’t slow down long enough to aim properly. I’m pretty sure this doesn’t ever really improve so there’s that.
You’ll be His Best Girl, Always
No matter what, he’ll always love his Mama the best. No girl will ever replace you, but she may need to have a look at this list now and then.