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What I've learned about boys

I remember for so many years watching moms and dads with their sons and seeing the struggle they would have. I thought to myself "Can't they keep that boy under control?". I thought maybe the parents weren't being assertive enough and they always said that boys have a lot of energy. I guess I can understand that to a certain extent. Now that I have a boy of my own I FULLY understand. I grew up with sisters and most of my cousins and friends had girls. William is an energy packed toddler that's for sure! He climbs everything and seems to have no fear. I don't think there is anything he won't try to do given the chance. Standing on a table is not unusual for him. He learned how to go up and down the stairs in our house on his own. Sometimes he will just stand on a step halfway and I panic! He just laughs.

It's so hard sometimes to discipline him since he smiles and laughs ALL the time. You swat him on the bottom and he "wipes" it off and smiles. *sighs* I have to hold back from laughing and some days I just can't help myself. In 19 days William will be two. Wow. I guess for all the terrible two's shenanigans we bypassed with the girls, William will more than make up for it!

Shelly, Mom Files


  1. Oh look at that face in the last photo.
    I told my husband when I got pregnant the 2nd time that it better be a girl. I needed a change so bad from the craziness. Christopher had (and still does have) so much energy. I remember he broke our coffee table condo by jumping on it. It just was not designed for all that he put it through LOL. There's a long list of things he broke.

    Boys are definitely different. Their energy level is just off the charts.

  2. He's so adorable! Boys are mini-hurricanes! I say this, because I have 4 who will destroy everything in their paths!

    Hugs and Mocha,

  3. Oh yeah, boys are a force unto themselves. LOL, but I love every minute with my boys.

  4. He is so sweet and innocent! I love him!!!

  5. ohh ohhh that last pic proves he's gonna be a heart-breaker when he gets older! lol

  6. you are preaching to the choir! we had two girls first and they were the type that would make you question others parenting skills as well. they were/are so well mannered and listen well for a kid.

    ...but this boy is another story! no fear, no shame, no manners, no whatever else you would want in a child in regards to manners.

    having said all that, i wouldnt change one thing about him. he is a good kid despite the fact that he's a goofball. he is our house entertainment and extremely bright. its just hard to see all that because he passes gas in public and goes 100 miles an hour till he goes to sleep.

  7. AHAHAHAHA!!!!! I thought the same thing before I had Zilla. Friends would say to me "you have no idea what you're in for"..."uhhh yeah I do, I know how to discipline my children" I was all smug about it, too! Oh how my statement and smugness came to bite me in the Zilla is SUCH a busy kid and he is ALL boy! From putting worms in his pockets to jumping off the recliner and splitting open his head. But damn they smile at ya and ya just melt! Darn those boys! Fun times!

  8. Boys most definitely will give you a run for your money. Their energy levels are crazy.


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