I am a mom. More specifically, a boy mom. My boys are my world and I love every minute of the enormous, and challenging, responsibility of raising them to be the men of tomorrow. This responsibility, this blessing, is not lost on me. And so, I feel obligated to air what is on my heart when the world rattles off insensitive comments about my life as a boy mom.
Some things I’ve heard so far…
“I’m sorry.” – really? Like how am I suppose to respond to a comment like this one? One that deliberately shrugs its shoulders at my boys’ very existence. My go-to reply has been “I’m not. They are a gift.” The. End.
“Are you going to try for a girl?” – No. Just no. First of all, Andrew and I are done. Second, if we weren’t we would be trying for a child. Not for a girl. Not for a boy. A child. Third, that’s none of your business. Just saying.
“Your grocery bill must be outrageous!” – I’m always confused by this one. Girl’s don’t eat?
“I hope you teach them boundaries.” -Relax. Please don’t burn your bra. And btw who taught you about boundaries? Clearly no one or that statement would not have left your lips.
“Let me know if you ever want to borrow my girl!” -ummmm, nope. Not that I am not willing to watch your child or help you out. But my boys are great kids, not the lesser of the sexes. Please don’t pity me. I’m beyond happy with what I’ve been given.
And the one that still has me scratching my head…
“Ugh! I would shoot myself if I had all boys!” – For real, lady? Ahhhh… there’s something to be said for natural selection here, huh? Really though. A colleague said this to me the other day and I couldn’t even hold back from giving them an ear full. There are so many people out there that would do anything to have a child and you’re walking around with this garbage mindset? I. Can’t. Even. With. You. #blessyourheart
Alright, folks. Rant over. Stop the stupidity. And just because it’s my blog …here’s a few pics of my incredibly awesome boys!