Monday, July 18, 2011

Oh Boy..

Funny, growing up it was always girls and more girls. My mother did an amazing job of raising three girls by her lonesome. So, as a result I was sure I was going to have girls and I was excited about it. Being a nanny to 2 little girls solidified that. Both times, I was sure I was preggo with my little princess. But alas, both times I detected, before the nurse even told me, the distinct marking of a baby boy on that fuzzy black and white screen.

I remember almost crying both times as I longed for some pink and ruffles. As a matter of fact I am totally guilty of buying outlandish bday gifts for girls because its my only chance!

All this to say. I'm not really sure now, at this point in my life, what I would do with a girl. I have gotten far too accustomed to the frequent outside or bottle urinations. Far to used to not even spending 3 seconds on styling hair. Can girls scale buildings in a single bound like my own two orangutans? I have no idea. Are they capable of wrestling with a 200 lb daddy for hours of nonstop giggling fun? Will they be okay with being 92.7% covered in something sticky, every hour of every day?

If they fall and I tell them to rub some dirt on it, will they cry? Can Zac continue with his 3 year streak of not matching a single pair of pajamas, color or character? I think not on this one..

All I know is I am officially and wonderfully a BOY mom. I love these dirty, biting, punching, jumping, yelling, sticky little balls of testosterone more and more each day. And I actually look forward to teenage years of my sons as opposed to the fear that strikes my heart to think about a girl who may repay me for my own shenanigans. Oy.

So, to the people who keep asking if we are going to try for a girl. Eh...

I'm good being the Queen of this castle for now :)

Much love <3



  1. LOVE this post, Onnalee! Your boys are so lucky to have you! :)

  2. I love you and your boys. It makes me want to be a Boy mom even more!

  3. I love this post!! You are so funny! I love that you have become an awesome boy mom. You are amazing at it (but you learned from the best mom ever, right?) I miss the Fore of you so much! I love you all tons, and I am so glad to hear you're doing well. Hugs and kisses!! Aunt K.

  4. This is my favorite post yet!! I agree, I'm loving being a boy mom too! And would be ok if we don't have a girl on the next one. Thanks for posting... made me want to go grab Josh and squeeze him (he's sleeping, so it will have to wait until tomorrow). :)

  5. And my mother and mother in law wonder why I don't want girls.... I wouldn't know what to do with a girl. What do I know about makeup, fashion, or boys (though I do admit I landed myself a pretty great man). What a wonderful post, your boys are lucky :-)