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Anyone else with 4 boys?

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Mumof3cheeky Sun 10-Dec-17 18:01:10

We not long found out we are having another little stinker and we are over the moon and can’t wait to tell my other ds they are having a baby brother. Life is already noisy and smelly with lots of inappropriateness so I can only imagine what it will be like with another one thrown in 😀

Anyone out there for a fun and lighthearted chat about boys only? 😁

cakeymccakington Sun 10-Dec-17 20:21:16

Step daughter?

Mumof3cheeky Sun 10-Dec-17 20:29:53

Thanks that’s what I thought perhaps the question wasn’t for me then 🤔

euanthesheepiloveyou Sun 10-Dec-17 23:15:15

I have 6 boys & absolutely bloody love it!! It's chaotic, messy, noisy, fun & there most definitely is never a dull moment. They're 10, 9, 7, 4, 2 & 7 months. Always wanted boys & would happily have another 1 (or 2...always fancied having twins!!!) but I'm (we're!) being sensible & stopping at 6. I love how they get on (and sometimes don't!) & always look out for each other. I have nieces & Goddaughters and I can honestly say (as lovely as the girls are) I'd have another boy in a heartbeat. Congrats - a band of brothers is fab!

Mumof3cheeky Mon 11-Dec-17 11:37:33

What would also be interesting to know if the middle child syndrome disappears as they become 4 or just double 😀 my middle child is definitely a very fussy one but not in a needy way that would make you think he is permanently bothered by being in the middle just simply a bit of a troublemaker and is very particular with his ways but is also the most fun out of the 3 😊

euanthesheepiloveyou Mon 11-Dec-17 13:45:24

Not sure...I never noticed the middle child thing when we had 3, then 5...they're all so different.
What we do have is 3 sets of two & at the moment the 2 older pairs are best buds with each other. It will be interesting to see if 5&6 also become best friends when the baby gets a bit older. Love watching the changing dynamic.

Needmorechocolate Tue 12-Dec-17 22:14:00

I have 4, ages 8, 6, 4 and 2. Life is hectic! They are still young so it’s a bit difficult to say for definite whether it helps with the middle child dynamic but I do feel it’s a bit more even now as they can pair off.

helpmum2003 Tue 12-Dec-17 22:17:27

@TheFirstMrsDV I'm so sorry to hear that you lost your daughter xx

BeauticianNotMagician81 Tue 12-Dec-17 22:19:02

I have four boys. They are 13, 11, 4 and 17 months. My eldest is autistic and my youngest is a little whirlwind that likes to destruct everything in his path but it's all great fun smile

Gordonbennit Fri 15-Dec-17 20:54:40

I have 3 age 8,5 & 3 - can someone give me
Hope that they will not be in competition for ever?? First out the house, first to do a job, first to open car door, first upstairs it never ends!!! always ends up in a screaming fit. I'm convinced 8&5 don't actually like each other sad is that normal??

Mumof3cheeky Fri 15-Dec-17 21:15:54

Not sure if it’s normal Gordon but exactly the same here!

Gordonbennit Fri 15-Dec-17 22:05:11

It's so draining...surely they don't enjoy the constant battle...I find it hard to tell the difference between an actual argument where I should interveen and a brotherly tussle that ends in giggling!
only thing I wish I had a girl for is all the cool girls clothes, but that's it I love all's just hectic!!!! smile

Mumof3cheeky Sat 16-Dec-17 06:47:32

It really is Gordon. Dp has a shout at them last night at bedtime as it’s just constant that he can not face another weekend with them squabbling all day long and they went quiet until this morning when Back on with full power 😀

Gordonbennit Sat 16-Dec-17 11:39:40

Thanks for reply just noticed how old this thread is! Least I know we're not the only
Ones cheeky - thanks smile

Mumof3cheeky Sat 16-Dec-17 15:14:08

I think it’s only a week old 😀

Ilikecakes Sun 17-Dec-17 08:16:59

DS4 is 10 weeks old, my others are 3, 6 and 7. It's bananas! My boys are like dogs and need to be run, run, run daily. It's noisy and chaotic but they are sensitive and loving too and I wouldn't change a thing. I was delighted when #4 turned out to be a boy, to the shock of all the 'trying for a girl this time?' brigade hmm

ferriswheel Sun 17-Dec-17 08:22:05

I love this celebration of boys thread. I have three aged 2,3 and 5. What are everyone's top tips? I spend my life exhausting them, and they just get stronger!!!

I adore them. smile

weasledee Sun 17-Dec-17 09:13:47

Just come across this thread and although I only have 2 boys I can relate to the competition factor!!
Who's gonna be.....
First though the door
First upstairs
First to have their item of food opened
First to scream "I'm having that for Xmas!!"
First to sit on the couch
I could go on......
Are they always gonna be so competitive in life.........? confusedsmile

BrutusMcDogface Sun 17-Dec-17 09:16:51

I have two girls and a boy and they are all incredibly competitive! Especially the older two. Sometimes it works in our favour, though...."who can be first to get ready for bed?!" Etc etc wink

2gorgeousboys Sun 17-Dec-17 09:40:09

I have two boys and a DSS. I don't understand this stereotyping of boys "smelly" "messy" "noisy" "competitive" yes they sometimes were/are but my niece can be worse. They like all children have their moments and also the moments when they like quite things or reading or listening to music.

I was hoping for a thread celebrating boys in all aspects not one adding to the gender stereotypes I listen to everyday. This is probably not the place for me.

seething1234 Sun 17-Dec-17 09:56:27

4 boys here. Oldest 16 youngest 20 months. 16 year old is breaking my heart, really clever but does nothing. I had his parent teacher meeting last week and went from teacher to teacher with a tissue having a little cry cause the feedback was so poor. Lot of the teachers told me their boys were the same and they turned it around.

Did anyone ever see the episode of Malcolm in the Middle where it shows Lois,s life if she had girls. Hilarious and I think of it a lot.

Mumof3cheeky Sun 17-Dec-17 09:58:40

2gorgeousbous I started the tread and my aim was to make it funny and cheerful about the boys and their funny qualities in afraid my boys aren’t into those things or like sitting quitely reading or listening to music so sorry I won’t be listing those qualities. They will sit for the odd crafty activity or while they are doing they obligatory reading but that’s I’m afraid not what happens in our house! Perpaps one day and I ll be calling you to compare notes 😀

Mumof3cheeky Sun 17-Dec-17 10:33:41

Seething1234 that must be very difficult for you. my eldest is only 8 but is already like that. Super intelligent and while right now he gets away with not making much effort I can already see he is increadibly lazy. He still works at school but everything else at home is a struggle apart from what he is interested in which is football.
Dread to think what he will be like when he is 16 🙈
Is there anything he is interested in In terms of what he would like to do when he finished school?

Needmorechocolate Sun 17-Dec-17 11:45:18

2gorgeousboys sorry but it really is noisy and competetive in my house, if you have any suggestions to encourage more quiet activities then please share! smile

Mumof3cheeky Sun 17-Dec-17 12:26:11

needmorechocolate I was going say that weather it is good or not my boys 80% of the time fit in the stereotypical boy category and I can shout as much as I want I can’t stop them laughing at someone farting or looking at each other naked 😆 I think it is funny because we spend most of our time telling them to behave in a certain way and definitely guilty of that and definitely care too much what others or perhaps mums with Girls only think of my boys but the truth is when they get to 30 I suspect they will still find all this hilarious.
That’s not to say they are not sensitive and obviously not cave boys who have absolutely no manners but there is just something special about brothers and boys amongs each other 😍

MadhousMom59 Sun 17-Dec-17 20:27:35

Yep. I have eight boys.and one daughter she came last as a boys have always been so loving.i am now a grandmother to 24 grandkids 5 of which are adopted house is full on Christmas Day with at least 22 at one point. I love my grandkids. They keep going. I also have a grandson who lives with me.and at 58 I'm still doing school runs. My beautiful grandson tells me every day that he loves me. That's boys for you.excuse my grammar.xx

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