I am so very blessed to have been given a girl and a boy. I am done and I get the best of both worlds. I was always more inclined on having a boy though. I have two brothers, most of my closest friends in high school and college were guys. I get guys. I like them they have no drama and they don't think I am a threat. So, when my second child was born and he was a boy I was thrilled! I could have had all boys and been good with it but I am definitely glad I got to buy all the pretty dresses and shoes for my daughter.
Now I know why parents "Baby Proof" their houses. My daughter never crawled and went right into walking and never left my side. She never got into anything and never really cared about much unless it had to do with me. My son on the other hand, not good. He is into everything and I mean everything! I used to make fun of parents that had all the plugs in outlets and clips on toilets and rubber foam on their tables. Well I get it now. While my husband was in the shower my son decided to throw his underwear in the toilet. Guess who had to get them out? He loves the toilet. He thinks it is great to put stuff in it and he really loves to play with the water that just hangs out. I am afraid of the toilet clips. I have seen some of them and an adult has trouble getting them open. What happens when you have a sudden case of diarrhea and you can't get the clip off? Or in my case you sneeze and pee yourself and need to get on the toilet? I don't want to wake up in the middle of the night and have to fight with a toilet clip. Not really something I look forward too. He also likes to be naked. I really wouldn't mind if he was potty trained but he is not even a year old yet. He was in his crib the other day and took off his pants and diaper and peed in his crib all over everything before I could get him covered! Those little ding-a-lings really like to spray everywhere!! I have had to clean curtains and walls and doors because of that!
He loves digging through the bathroom drawers and cupboards while I am in the shower. His latest thing, throwing Q-tips in the shower. I have found them everywhere! I even found some in his crib. Some how he managed to break open the Q-tip box and I haven't seen them since. What Q-tips I had left, I had to put in a zip lock bag so he couldn't get into them. I do have locks on the cupboard where all the cleaning products are so at least he won"t poison himself.
AND Boys are dumb! If my daughter did anything that hurt her, she never did it again. She is that way still. My son, he would just keep doing it over and over and over. He loves to jump around on the couch. He thinks it is his own wrestling arena. He fell off one day before I could grab him and of course the world was coming to an end. I gave him kisses and cuddled with him and all was good and doesn't the little turd go right back to doing it all over again! WTF??!! Do you keep letting him get hurt until he gets it or do you just give in and pile a bunch of pillows around the area so he can't get hurt?
Boys have this charming way about them that just makes you melt. My son knows when he is in trouble and he just gives you this look and smile that will melt your heart and you don't even know why you are mad in the first place. Boys suck! lol! He hits his sister and for some reason I am yelling at her. No wonder boys are so loved by their mothers! I tell you what though, the day some hoochy 15 year old walks into my house with short shorts and her boobs hanging out, you better pray. My daughter has plenty of people looking out for her including and ex-Marine and a Sheriff. I on the other hand will be there to protect my son. No skanky girls for this boy!
Teenage boys will be another post I am sure.