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Our Family's Bitter/Sweet Life

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Raising Boys

Mrs. Nurse Boy here.
I love my boys. I really do. But, like most women, I always imagined having at least one daughter. I needed someone to go shopping with me, let me decorate them with bows and lace, and give me the opportunity to have some pink in my home. Without moans and groans, that is.

Before Sweet Pea was born, I was out numbered. No one cared about the dress I got on clearance or my new lipstick. No one.

Then, Sweet Pea came along.

Aw...pink finally entered my home and my life felt complete. But, there was something challenging about my "sugar and spice and everything nice."

Sometimes she wasn't nice.

She knew how to hold a grudge. From the very moment she was born.

She, just like the boys, was jaundice pretty much at birth. She came home with a billi-light. And, she was so mad about it, she didn't sleep a wink for 24 hours.

Then, at 2 months, she went in for her first round of shots. She didn't forget about that pain for at least another 24 hours.

Can you say, "grudge?"

I love her, but girls really know how to hold a grudge. I should know, I certainly have been known to do the same thing. (No comments, Nurse Boy. Thank. you. very. much.)

Fast forward to a few weeks ago.

During our carpool one morning, ~H~ and ~J~ (sister and brother) entered the van while arguing with one another. ~H~ sat down in a huff and rolled her eyes in a way that put all other big sisters to shame. She then inquired, "Dimples, do you and Bruiser fight a lot?"

Dimples: (Thinking long and hard.) "Um, not really."

~H~: "Well, that's because you are both boys. You don't hold grudges."

Dimples: "What's a grudge?"


I love my boys. Always quick to forgive and forget.

You gotta love that!


Tiffany said...

So, so true, girl! I'm convinced girls are born with PMS and suffer from it no matter how old or young they are and even if they don't know what it is or how to explain it. It's just there!

Tiffany said...

Oh, BTW, I've tagged you on a post I have scheduled for tomorrow! Come by tomorrow and check it out!

3 Peas in a Pod said...

Are you telling me this is what I have to look forward to in the not too distant future? Oh boy.

Much love from NJ,

Suz said...

Oh so true.
However I do believe my boys are very quick to tease one another. Drives me crazy.

The whole girl thing. I do love out little one. I am learning alot. I was a tomboy and I hate to shop. I think I am in trouble

Brandi said...

I don't know anything about raising girls, but it's true boys don't hold a grudge. Mine will get mad at each other, slap each other around, and then they're best friends again without a second thought about what made them angry at each other in the first place. ;-)

momstheword said...

well, I only know boys, but my gal friends tell me that their daughters are hormonal, and drama queens, lol!

Not gonna pressure ya to do the challenge, my dear! But anytime you got a room that needs work, just post a list and let me know and I'll add you to the links of those doing the cleaning challenge!

I just wanna get stuff in shape this summer!

Lisa (Jonny's Mommy) said...

My dad holds grudges though...and he's not a girl. (It's late..give me a break for that obvious statement)...but you are right. It's like working in an office with all women. Watch out for the claws ,because trust me they are coming out. We women can be so caddy when we are in large groups. :-)