10 ways you know you’re a Mum of Boys

Mum Of Boys Pic

Mum Of Boys Pic
No introduction needed for this one. If you’re mothering a boy, you will just KNOW these. And relate!

1. Farts are the centre point of your son’s existence, and the source of most jokes

2. You will find yourself saying one of these sentences at least five times every day
– Take your hand out of your pants
– Stop touching your wee-wee
– Take your hand out of your bum
– Put your pants back on

3. The knee area of ALL your son’s pants will either be torn or grazed or faded. No chance of keeping them for Baby No. 2.

4. You will have to learn ALL the superheroes names, and in time will know them all.


Mum Of Boys Superhero
5. You will also have to pretend to be one or the other superhero at some point in time.

6. There will be cars. Lots of them. In all colours and sizes. There will also be certain rules for playing with them. You will have no choice but to follow these rules.

7. Boisterous noises such as action heroes make, and sound effects of different vehicles (nino-nino for a fire engine and vroom vroooom for a car) will be a part and parcel of life with boys. Learn to live with it.

8. Getting stabbed by a sword or jabbed by a karate chop/ superhero kick, or getting pounced upon during a game of wrestling will also be inevitable. Learn to enjoy pain.
PS: Objects and toys will occasionally fly through the room. Duck in time.


Mum Of Boys


9. Lego will be everywhere. Lots and lots of it. Learn to be patient while your son makes towers/ aeroplanes/ zoos/ spaceships. No doll houses. Don’t even suggest it.

10. Arts/ crafts/ basically anything that requires SITTING DOWN IN ONE PLACE for a period of more than 15 minutes will not be possible. Little girls can sit for what in toddler time seems like hours and happily colour or stick. Little boys will get fidgety once the novelty wears off and will make a loud car/ train/ aeroplane sound and whizz off to find something more boisterous to do!

This post first appeared on www.meetothermums.com as part of their #BlogSquad


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  1. Ann from Rainbows are too beautiful

    Yep – you can test me on superheros too – I know ALOT. #triumphanttales

    1. Nicole

      Sigh… I feel for you;)

  2. Jaki

    Learn to enjoy pain – I love that. How very true, especially when stepping on all of that lego is a daily occurrence. Will I ever learn to look where I’m walking?! Thanks for linking up to #TriumphantTales, hope to see you again next week! 🙂

    1. Nicole

      Ah the darned lego pieces!
      Glad to be back Jaki:)

  3. Claire - Life, Love and Dirty Dishes

    I always admire the little girls sitting pretty at family functions whilst the boys run around like loons. Until the disco starts and every little girl grabs the hand of the nearest not quite intoxicated enough adult to dance, whilst the boys practice their best skids! Thanks for linking up to #FridayFrolics

    1. Nicole

      Bang on Claire! Boys just always need to be doing something/ on the move, isn’t it?

  4. Emma

    Haha, loved this. I could actually apply most of these to my youngest daughter too. Especially the superhero one. She is going through a phase where whenever she enters the room I have to do the Batman theme tune and then she does a deep “batman” voice! #FridayFrolics

    1. Nicole

      Lol Emma, that is so adorable (picturing it as I type!!!)… “Batmannnn”

  5. Susie/So Happy In Town

    Yes to all of these. Lego really is everywhere – I just stood on some which is very sore as I’m sure you’ve experienced! I have to say, I just love being a mum of a boy, especially after two girls. And they don’t go all moody – the wee man will be annoyed and roar at me then within two minutes he’s forgotten all about it. #Fridayfrolics

    1. Nicole

      I’ve not parented a girl yet but I agree, it’s fun to be a mum of a boy! Exhausting too, but loads of fun!!! Mine does get emotional, but it’s lovely when he gives me random unexpected kisses and hugs and ‘I love you’s’. And you are so right, they forgive and forget so soon. Thanks for reading…

  6. Silly Mummy

    Haha! I’m a mum of only girls. We have to dress as Elsa and Anna every day! Thanks so much for joining us for #FridayFrolics

    1. Nicole

      Yes, would be interesting to see how being a mum of a girl would be. If I have a daughter next, I’d probably have Spiderman and Batman cross-dressing as Elsa and Anna?;)

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