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what are the best things about having boys?

(97 Posts)
lelarose Tue 08-Jun-10 14:36:13

Tell me what you particularly love about being a mother of boys........

teddymummy Tue 08-Jun-10 14:39:09

That you will get soooo many hugs and kisses! Boys are brilliant- really wild one minute and soppy the next. They do have their own particular needs and problems- different to girls. I went to listen to Steve Biddulph talk last week - he was excellent - try reading his book on raising boys.

colditz Tue 08-Jun-10 14:39:27

They wish to marry you.

They give you unintelligible reams of information about unintelligible computer games

Youhave to say ridiculous things in supermarkets such as "HiiyyyYAH! is banned! no more HiyyyyYAH!"

cheesesarnie Tue 08-Jun-10 14:42:38

mine are rather nice.

Sithmummy Tue 08-Jun-10 14:43:01

They think you are perfect, because you are their mum.

Their needs are so straight-forward (compared to my dd).

You can tickle them until they wee and they still come back for more.

slim22 Tue 08-Jun-10 14:43:12

You feel that you have to get a bit physical. ie:wrestling games on the carpet or playing ball outside.
Very liberating

TheBreastmilksOnMe Tue 08-Jun-10 14:43:33

I've got one boy and would love a whole lot more! The best thing about having a boy is that they really really love their mums and my son strokes my hair when he goes off to sleep and says 'maaam' very softly and lovingly. He loves cuddles and kisses and never strays to far without checking where I am. He hates his dad kissing me and always picks 'flowers' for me when we go out for a walk. He's just the best!

Poshpaws Tue 08-Jun-10 14:44:46

Agree with the straight-forward needs.

And the computer games info and in the case of DS1 (almost 9) anything about performance cars...

Sithmummy Tue 08-Jun-10 14:50:35

Yes to performance cars. And I raise you snakesgrin

Niecie Tue 08-Jun-10 14:57:35

They are very affectionate and extremely cuddly.

They are the only ones who think I am young and beautiful (I was young once but never beautiful).grin

They share interests with their Dad so he can take them out for the day, or have long winded conversations about football/rugby/cricket/cars and I get time to myself!

On the whole they don't care what they wear and are happy to put on whatever they have available.

They don't like pink! I don't mind pink but I couldn't live with all that pink girly stuff.

RunforFun Tue 08-Jun-10 14:59:25

They will deal with dead mice, dead birds, slugs, spiders... basically anything that I dont want to see in the house, and gone ... like magic !

wahwahwah Tue 08-Jun-10 14:59:32

Barbie-free zone.

cluelessnchaos Tue 08-Jun-10 14:59:38

They are delicous and want to live with mum forever

NinthWave Tue 08-Jun-10 15:00:24

The cuddles, the cuddles, the cuddles

Mine is nearly 3 and gets into our bed each morning for a tummy rub, saying "hello mummy, good morning mummy!"

He is also very kind to his currently-in-utero baby brother - was tickling my tummy this morning grin

He is just so affectionate and sweet and a joy. Not bolshy or noisy or aggressive,just kind and sweet and loving. I can't wait to have another one in October!

xkaylax Tue 08-Jun-10 15:01:57

I love my little boy he always says wuv you and is giving me hugs and kisses hes perfect blush but he's also boisterous at times like a 3 yr old boy is grin

I have two sons, and no experience of daughters. I adore their sense of humour, and the enthusiastic way they attack everything. Arguments tend to blow over very quickly, although resolution often involves wrestling hmm They think that willies are great from a ridiculously young age, and will always find farts funny

jellybeans Tue 08-Jun-10 15:09:20

very loving, hilarious, rude, adventurous, boistrous,frequently have me in hysterics, happy with simple games/entertainment or to entertain themselves, being able to shape future men, knowing they won't face so much pressure as DDs.

I have 3 DSs and 2 DDs and know alot of the above is not gender specific, after all my DD2 is very 'tomboyish'. These are what I have enjoyed about my boys. After having girls first and no brothers I was abit nervous what I 'would do' with boys but I needed have worried as they are scrummy and now I can appreciate boys things alot more!!

tabbycat7 Tue 08-Jun-10 15:10:29

I've learnt so much "boy" stuff! I can recognise types of car and whether they have a diesel or petrol engine. I've discovered that I quite like steam trains. I've shared in their excitement in riding at the top of a double decker bus and witnessed them going beserk when a bus has come down our road and the driver has waved to them. They roll around on the floor together fighting but still best friends. I don't have to worry about relatives buying them slutty clothes or how barbies may be affecting their body image or whether or not working/ not working/ working part time is giving them the wrong message. I like to think that I am helping to form good husbands and dads for the future. Plus no hair wars or hissy fits over wearing inappropriate party dresses when it's freezing outside

Love having boys!!!

iloveasylumseekers Tue 08-Jun-10 15:14:26

You can get them to do anything by making it into a race. They can entertain themselves for hours in the garden armed only with a stick and some imagination. They don't have complicated and emotional friendship problems like girls. They look super cute when their hair's all scruffy and they're covered in mud. You don't have to worry so much about body image, etc.

3Happy Tue 08-Jun-10 15:18:20

Nappy changes far easier, the poo has fewer crevices to go into!
They don't care what clothes they wear, none of this choosing to wear the most hideously clashing, spakly, pinky thing going.
While ds2 can scream, neither of my boys has ever done that really grating high-pitched squealing thing that their neices have done.
No long tangly hair to try and brush every day
They are very very very good at amusing themselves (so long as you don't mind that everything can be turned into a weapon hmm)
Otherwise, I don't think (at the age mine are) there are particularly big differences TBH. All kids are adorable and unique, whatever their gender smile

3Happy Tue 08-Jun-10 15:19:20

(oops, sorry, obv my neices, not my sons' neices [blsuh])

3Happy Tue 08-Jun-10 15:19:44



herbietea Tue 08-Jun-10 15:27:36

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pagwatch Tue 08-Jun-10 15:28:00

I love my boys. I was so upset when I realised that 3rd DC was to be a girl but fortunately having her made me realise all the great things about having a daughter.

Anyway - the best things are..
the bits of paper, broken pencils, bit of lego and a nice stone that you find in their school trouser pockets..

The way they take punishment/criticism in silence, process it for a while and then move on, no grudges, no pouting, no angst

the way they just tell you all sorts of shit

the heaps and heaps of affection

the smell of sweaty rugby kit ( that may just be megrin)

the way they kiss you on the top of the head when they get bigger than you

loads of things

notwavingjustironing Tue 08-Jun-10 15:38:12

Two words.

No pink.

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