Friday, June 19, 2009

What is it with boys?

They can give you so much grief (one in particular - gosh, I'm being very disloyal here) but fill you with warm fuzzies too.
Being a Mum is bloomin' hard work isn't it.
One likes to torture me, the other one wants to be like his brother in every way (except the torturing bit.)
How can two boys be so different? My FIL always says "We're all different". He's right, of course. The world would be pretty boring if we weren't.
Yes, it's winter and 12 degrees and yes, they have shorts and t-shirts on...
What is going on in their little minds?
I'm blessed if I know half the time....If Men are from Mars then boys must be from Pluto.
Kathryn. XX

20 comments:

Irene ~ RE~VINTAGED said...

Its pouring with rain and the mud is up to their ears but "mummy, I can wear my raincoat"!!
You and me both....LOL! mine are 4 and nearly 7.
Life is never quiet with boys (except somtimes when they are
-finally- asleep)
Irene :)

Kate said...

My girls are the same, no socks or shoes or jumpers!

Holee said...

I raised 4 boys, a year apart in age. One winter they walked home from school in deep snow. One of them came in with one boot on and only his sock on the other foot. None of them had any idea where or when he lost the boot with his shoe inside..boys!

i cant sew said...

i dont have boys, but sometimes i think my girls could give some boys a run for their money. my three year old loves to be naked no matter what the degrees...
whatever!
%*_*%

blushing rose said...

Mud, water, anything dirty ... my boys loved it! So the gr-son's ... they are in heaven being dirty. TTFN ~Marydon

TattingChic said...

Wadda ya mean it's only 12 degrees? LOL! It's SUMMER in their minds, LOL!

rachelmp said...

Boys are little monkeys!! but they do love their mums

My Pink & Cream Cottage said...

My Dylan is the same outside with no shoes on hardly any clothes on & having a whale of a time... thing is I don't think they feel the cold..

Have a great weekend Kathryn

Lyn xxx

Mila said...

They said...it's summer mum ;)!
Hugs,
Mila :)

Kerryanne English said...

Aahhh Kathryn, my 2 girls are like chalk and cheese and so different from me that I often question if I was given the wrong babies to bring home from hospital?? We are all different and unique. As
long as your boys are happy I doubt the cold will kill them.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

Antique Rose Designs said...

What is it with kids they don't seem to feel the cold. Julia always dresses like it's 40 degrees outside and Jarrod dresses like it's 2 degrees totally opposite but you gotta love em. Jarrod just came back from camp 2 hours ago and I missed him so much but now I'm thinking he should have stayed longer they have been fighting over the playstation since he got back. KIDS!!!!!! Life would be boring without them. Have a great weekend. Carol

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

Yes it is our oddities and differences that make it all so interesting!
And With our boys soooo trying,tiring and Challenging!

But they are gems in many other ways...
But I am glad I ended up with two girls after my Firstborn Son!
I would'nt have the energy for another Testosterone laden boy!

Great photo

Jodie said...

Oh NO ! Boys like toilet humour far to much to be from Pluto - I think they are from Uranus.....

Nikki said...

Oh, Kathryn...sounds like tough times in Mum-town. There's nobody who knows how to push our buttons like our own kids, is there? Lucky we love them more than anything else in the world, huh?

Holee said...

You asked me how I survived raising 4 boys..When they would sleep at night I would kiss the little hands with the dirty finger nails and know to love them a lot because all the roughness was preparing them for the weight of the world to be on their shoulders all too soon.

Mom's might not understand them, but without a mom's gentleness they would grow up to be giants instead of gentle giants.

Sonya said...

Yep, boys without thermostats - shorts in winter, to the tunes of 'PLEASE put a jumper on!', and hoodies in summer - 'Aren't you HOT in that?'

Ya just gotta luv em

~ Sonya (sago)

Katrina Chambers said...

I am nodding my head in agreance to everything you just said!!!!!

Alison Gibbs said...

Great post and oh so true!!
Boys will be boys and your FIL is right - we are all different.
Alison

Jelly Wares said...

My nearly 3yr old girl is the same.... She'd run around in just her knickers if I let her... LOL!!!

Take Care
Jodie :)

The Pink Poodle said...

hey kathryn...Last week i took sooty for a walk around willi..with only my shorts & no sleeve sports top on...
everyone .. who knew me of course..asked wasnt I cold??

who me??

I was quite warm...(because of you know what!!)...only good thing about having hot flushes!!

BUT seriously...BOYS never seem to feel the cold (per my experience)..EXCEPT FOR HUBBY..his legs are always freezing!!

xx andrea