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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? 😁

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.

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.

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 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 Sun 10-Dec-17 20:29:53

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

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

Step daughter?

Mumof3cheeky Sun 10-Dec-17 20:04:15

Psychobabble, what is DSD?

Psychobabble123 Sun 10-Dec-17 19:12:06

How is DSD taking the news OP?

Nomoretears56 Sun 10-Dec-17 19:11:27

Be firm and mean what you say, always follow through with punishments. It was the only way to protect my sanity sometimes. I found with mine that they would fight and squabble with each other but if anyone else dared to try and fight with one of them then the other 3 were always there. It does get easier as they get older so chin up smile

Fluteytootey Sun 10-Dec-17 19:10:11

flowers MrsDV

Tedster77 Sun 10-Dec-17 19:07:07

I only have 2 but my best friend has 4 and we holiday together, have tea together etc so that’s 6. It’s awesome grin. Crazy but awesome. They are all so different thought. Only 1 of the 6 likes sport. One is very theatrical and in to dance. One is a very quiet and w loner etc etc. Wish I could have had more!

Mumof3cheeky Sun 10-Dec-17 19:04:43

and Nomoretears I will not let them watch wrestling thank you. Unfortunately I can safely say the violence has reached an unsafe level and have heard of siblings fighting with the kitchen knife so I’m praying that’s a couple of years early yet for us and honestly don’t know what I will do if the fighting carries on beyond my size 😩

Nomoretears56 Sun 10-Dec-17 19:02:32

I never had girls so I this is just a my opinion but boys seem to be much more straightforward, they don't have seem to have the "side" that girls do. I think boys are easier, they're much more what you see is what you get.

Mumof3cheeky Sun 10-Dec-17 18:57:40

* I HOPE the boys will carry those qualities

Mumof3cheeky Sun 10-Dec-17 18:56:10

Tinsel, Nomoretear,French that fills me with sweat already and I worry about their later life already. The only thing that keeps me hopeful that dp had gone off the rail toobit found himself again and turned his life around so the boys will carry those qualities with them but until that develops Im happy to worry for them 😬

Nomoretears56 Sun 10-Dec-17 18:54:36

I had years of football, rugby and cricket practice. Toilet seat always left up, smelly socks and mucky bedrooms but I wouldn't change it for anything. The house is very quiet these days (and tidy) smile

DarkestBeforeDawn Sun 10-Dec-17 18:49:17

I have four boys too! It’s mad! Mine are really young still (5,5,3,1) but suffice to say I think the teenage years will be interesting 😬

frenchlife19 Sun 10-Dec-17 18:46:48

We have six aged 38,37,34,31,24 and my youngest turned 18 on Friday .All completely different personalities , career choices , a couple went off the rails ,but after a spell away have turned themselves around ,one has just started a PhD .Life has been a rollercoaster since I was 16 years old ,but hey I'm still here and now have 4 grandsons !!

Nomoretears56 Sun 10-Dec-17 18:46:39

Tinselistack
Much respect!!!!

Nomoretears56 Sun 10-Dec-17 18:45:52

35, 31,27, 24, all moved out, the youngest last week!! They are all very different, a bit of advice.... Never let them watch wrestling, my 4 used to practice headlocks etc on each other, it was carnage!!! I'd say they have all changed over the years except no. 3 son, he was incredibly laid back as a child and still is, he has 2 sons of his own now and is a fantastic dad, he has patience that I never had.

Tinselistacky Sun 10-Dec-17 18:41:20

8 boys here!! The ones that were harder work as babies /toddlers are indeed the ones that are harder still!! 25 yo keeps me awake with worry at night, yet his placid 23 db is still as laid back as ever!!

Mumof3cheeky Sun 10-Dec-17 18:36:30

How old are they Nomoretears? Have they all settled down? I would love to know if the one that I think will be a trouble as they older does actually turn out to be the one or the roles change later on??

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sun 10-Dec-17 18:23:38

Just three here. Would have loved another (DH said no, no more!, sadly)

Afreshturkeyplease Sun 10-Dec-17 18:23:09

I have three boys. And a girl who is just as much a boy as her brothers.

TheFirstMrsDV Sun 10-Dec-17 18:22:36

Mine are 7,9,14 and 23.
I had a girl but she died when she was 14.

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