Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Being a BOY Mom

When we found out that I was expecting our first child 6 years ago, I had thoughts of baby girl things instantly. The cute bows, dance classes, shopping for pink, and playing baby dolls. However, GOD had other plans for me and my life. 

I would consider myself pretty girly. I started taking dance and baton lessons at age 3, and didn't stop until I graduated college at 25. Being in dance, you are really doing "girly" activities all the time. 

I'm not quite sure I could call myself a girly girl anymore though. Life has changed, and I am okay with that. I know that in a days time, I will be dirty myself with the messes and the outside chores that are waiting for me.

 I still love to dress up for church, and dates with my husband, but the day to day normally consists of boy activities. I really enjoy watching them "be boys".

I didn't know you could mow a creek.....did you?

Playing in the creek, fishing, playing in mud puddles, catching critters, feeding the animals, mowing grass, jumping on the trampoline, splitting firewood, planting and watering, playing baseball or football, and hiking in the woods are some of the fun we have at home. I sure do love being a boy mom.

I will say, I am so thankful for Karson when we go fishing. Many times when daddy is at work, the boys ask to fish. I'm no fan of pulling a hook out of a fish's eye. Karson keeps us all ready with worms on our hooks, and taking off the fish. I tell him that he is a true fisherman now that he can do it all. He puffs out his chest and says "Just like daddy?" I say "Yep, just like daddy!" He sure comes by it honest. I think they could both fish every single day.

So if you're new to this whole "boy mom" thing, don't worry God will help you through. It may not be what you have invisioned for your life, but the rewards will be endless.

Choose to embrace the choas!

1 comment:

Teresa @ Simply Farmhouse said...

Ha ha I love it Stacy...I Guess you can mow the funny.

Great post..