Being an out numbered mom with 2 or more sons plus your husband/partner can be a troubling. Struggles of a mom outnumbered is real…
It has it’s perks, such as being the only girl and the center of attention (yeah right) and then its disadvantages… muddy shoes and other messy boy things. You have days longing for just a little bit of pink in your sight, or maybe fashion advice that does not turn you into the wrong direction. Oh yeah… had those days where my sons and my husband told me I looked good, but really, I DID NOT! Don’t get me wrong I LOVE LOVE LOVE my group of boys, but it’d be nice to have a fellow girl sitting around the house.
Here are my top 10 struggles of handling a group of boys. Toilet problems to start off…
1. Falling in the toilet
Falling in the toilet is my norm. its how I start my days most times. Why don’t I learn from it? Well…. I like to keep hope that one day my boys or maybe even my 29-year-old Husband (my oldest child) would have consideration of me and might put the toilet seat down on any other day besides my birthday or Mother’s Day.
2. Toilet Paper Is NEVER Replaced
I guess guys are lucky, they don’t need TP unless they poop. As for me and the rest of the women out there. We need it pretty much ALWAYS. So, I am anal (notice how I used the word ANAL… hahaha I crack myself up) about replacing the TP. My guys they’re not crazy about replacing it as much. They just use it up and walk away. Till it’s my turn, I gotta keep screaming till someone hears me over their cartoon.
3. Pee on The Seat
My boys don’t like to touch the toilet seat. They say it’s gross, but they don’t mind touching worms or dirt. I sometimes wonder if they are just saving themselves from a lecture of putting it back down. Now that I’d say is smart of them. If I am not falling into the toilet I am sitting on pee. I wish everyone could just sit on the dang seat to pee. That would solve all my problems. But my lil guys says, “I’m not a girl” guess I gotta let them feel like a “man.”
4. Pee On The Side of The Toilet
Yep we are still on the topic of toilets… C’mon tell me you don’t have toilet problems from your little guys. Anyone who can say they don’t have these problems gotta tell me their secrets, cause I must be doing something wrong. To save me the trouble I ask them to do the Island boy way and pee in the yard. Saves me a day or two of clean up.
5. Everywhere is Blue Zone
Everything we own is blue or red. We try to make things a little neutral we use a lot of brown. I’d use white but c’mon I have little boys nothing stays white in our house. I don’t see much of pink, or any feminine color as much as I’d want to. The only feminine Colors I see is my eye glass case and my purple laptop that’s pretty much it.
6. Fashion Delay
Back to fashion advice. I learned that I cannot ask any of my boys not even Max for any fashion advice. Why? First of all they don’t know the difference between a T-shirt or a blouse, another they don’t understand the concept of contouring make-up or make-up in general. They think it’s a waste of time. Lastly they tell me everything looks good on me. I would love to take it as a compliment except my son once told me that my yellow top went well with my coral shorts. But then again he is color deficient (mild color blind) so he is excused.
7. No Shopping Buddy
If you knew me, you’d know I don’t have much friends. So, when I go shopping it’s with Max or my boys. Max has no patience for it, he doesn’t understand why we women need so many sandals for every outfit. He thinks it all looks the same. My boys on the other hand thinks I spend too much time in the store. They always ask me why does it take so long to decide on one dress. Obviously, they don’t understand the joy of dressing is art!
8. T.V Time is either Action or Superheroes
Sometimes I want to watch a chick flick, but I am outnumbered 4 to 1. The boys win obviously, majority of my Tv time is Naruto, Dragon ball Z or Star wars. If the husband is home its some action movie, gotta let the man relax after working so hard. Until my niece’s comes over then we are all about Princess movies. Those are my only girly moments.
9. Their Clean vs. My Clean
The boys including Max thinks it’s clean if their socks are sitting next to the laundry hamper. My definition of clean is when it’s inside the basket. My guys love to help me clean around the house and I am thankful of their efforts. It shows me that they appreciate me and they do love me. Problem is I have a bit of OCD and they don’t.
10. You Get Rocks or Sticks Instead of Flowers
My boys love to collect things. Rocks, leaves, sticks you name it. They also love to give me gifts such as rocks…. Leaves…. Sticks…. No flowers. I guess I should be happy at the most they aren’t giving me any bugs. Well Kylan gave me a worm once. I got more to learn with my tiny toes. Gifts are always welcomed and appreciated as long as they’re not alive and moving around I’m good. For now I just gotta take what they give me.
I love my boys and their messy personalities, and I love how they don’t care how I look because I look beautiful to them regardless. Just thought this would be a funny way to show some of the funny “struggles” a mom of all boys goes through. I am pretty sure there are way worse and hilarious stories out there. I’d love to hear them! Till then…
Keep smiling & have a blessed day!