That’s how long I’ve been mum to a boy for this week. And as mum to two girls as well if there’s one thing I’ve discovered it’s that raising a boy is very different to raising girls.
The middle one – our rainbow baby – turns four the day before Halloween, and as always when they reach another birthday I can’t help but reflect on how we got there.
So, what have I learnt in 4 years as mum to a boy? An awful lot, but here’s what sticks out the most.
4 things I’ve learnt in 4 years as mum to a boy
1. Wee gets everywhere. And when I say everywhere, I mean in places you can’t imagine.
2. They never get tired of playing with their willy. And they’ll discover it sooner than you think.
3. Almost anything can (and will) be turned into a weapon. Even if you’ve gone out of your way to avoid introducing them to any kind of weapon.
4. If it can be climbed or scaled, they’ll have a go. Book shelves, doors, free-standing lamps, trees: anything is fair game. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
Are you mum or dad to a boy? Can you relate to any of the above? I’d love to hear about your experience!