5 Hilarious Reasons Why it Was Silly to Dread Having a Boy
With three sisters, I had never even thought about what it would be like to be a mom to a boy,… It took me the whole nine months to digest the idea of becoming a boy mom. I feared the prospect of washing jerseys for the soccer team, having to look forward to the next Marvel blockbuster and feigning excitement about train tracks.
Turns out that I can get excited about train tracks!
Elliot is obsessed with Thomas the Tank Engine, and I guess that now so am I. I love seeing how excited he gets building a track and his water bottle for school sports a laughing Thomas. When it comes to interests Elliot is a typical boy: he is crazy about cranes, tractors and trucks. Funny thing is, we never fueled this interest. He really was just drawn to them. A few years ago I wouldn’t have even noticed building sites, now we take bike rides to spot building vehicles together and I catch myself pointing at cranes when I’m in the car ...alone.
I love shopping for boys
When we were sure that we were having a boy, we hosted a gender reveal party and made cupcakes on a stick. According to the filling, blue or pink, the family was going to find out the gender. Everyone opened their mouth, grinned and timed their bite. Blue. Silence, followed by surprised laughter. “What does one do with a boy?”, my mom exclaimed. “And no shopping for dresses!”, one of my sisters laughed. We have the moment on tape, and it’s very funny to watch now, with all the loving Elliot gets from my mom and three sisters. Moreover, they love shopping for him. As do I! It’s true that in clothing stores the boys’ collection isn’t as substantial as the girls’. However, online there’s a whole world of shopping to discover! I also like how, at two-and- a- half Elliot is really excited about what he wears.
It’s easier to change a diaper
This might seem a little strange but it really is easier to change a diaper with a boy because there’s less to wipe clean. The dirt can’t go places and the risk of urinary tract infection is much smaller.
Boys don’t all watch annoying tv shows
I still hate Marvel movies and get annoyed by noisy animated television series. So we simply don’t watch them. I understand that with a toddler the movie part isn’t an issue yet but we do really think about what our kids watch. Anything that is chaotic and loud, we stay away from. The kids don't watch live television, instead we turn on a show we have saved to watch later or choose something on Netflix. We find that this weeds out the annoying shows we'd rather not have them follow.
There really isn’t that much of a difference between boys and girls
Holding my healthy baby for the first time, its gender was completely irrelevant and it still is. When I was pregnant with Amelia, I was actually surprised of expecting a girl. My husband and I had had a feeling that we were going to have another boy and surprisingly… I had been really happy with that thought. Of course, I am so happy to have one of each now. However, at the age they’re now at, I don’t notice much of a difference that could be attributed to gender.
Are any of you guilty of preferring one gender over another? I'd love to hear your reasons and concerns!