Thursday, November 13, 2014

Benefits to Raising Boys

Raising boys is a crazy roller coaster. Between the sword fighting, wrestling matches, mud baths, and stashed bugs in the bedroom, there are many benefits to raising boys. I am a mother to three very busy and very energetic boys. Some days, I wish they came with an "off" button because they are so full of energy, but then the house would just be way too quiet, and I wouldn't know what to do with myself.

Over the years, I've come to find there are many amazing benefits to raising boys. Among the greatest benefits and joys are the love and devotion they have to their mother. From a very young age, boys just have that natural instinct to try to protect and take care of their mother. No matter if I am sick or my husband is at work, my boys are there by my side, ready to make me feel better or to protect me from the world. The take great pride in being the man of the house when daddy is away.

On a funnier note, the benefits to raising boys also includes in-home pest control. Whether there is a lizard in the house, a spider lurking in the corner, or I dropped 30 crickets (my husband's lizard's food) on my kitchen floor, my boys are there to save me from the pesty critters.

Boys are also great for keeping you on your toes. I'm always finding hidden treasures laying around the house, such a time traveling rock collection in the washing machine, a beetle family in the Lego tube, or a pile of dirty socks stashed in the couch cushions. You never really know what you're going to find. And, once you thought you have finally seen you all, you eventually discover you're in for a surprise.

Between the imitating body functions, pee that just can't seem to make it in the toilet, and odd science experiments, there is never a dull moment when you're raising boys. My boys keep on my toes, and as the saying goes, "A mother is busy from son up, till son down," I still wouldn't change a thing.

Are you raising boys? What are some additional benefits to raising boys?

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