Raising a kid is never easy. How much more for 3 boys? Motherhood is a hard journey. But the beauty of motherhood is that you are not alone. There are others who have walked this path before you. And chances are, there’s another mom who’s struggling with the same thing you are.
So, with that in mind, here are a few struggles moms with boys probably experience on a daily basis. As a mom of three boys myself, I can attest to every single one. Keep on fighting the good fight, parents. I see you. The first struggle I had was, there was dirt everywhere regardless how often I tell them to keep everything in place. From the surprise sprinkling during that first diaper change to pulling double duty while potty training our boys, urine is a thorn in the side of every boy mom until, well, forever.
And when it comes to their safety, I assure you nothing comes easy breezy! A lot of boys have no sense of fear when it comes to things like heights and slides, so trying to keep them from trying to fly off of the top of the playground in their cape because they think it makes them magic is actually really stressful.
It was never a question of courage but a mere statement of love when we tend to be overprotective at all times. It’s a healthy challenge to raise someone different than you. To try to relate and understand where they’re coming from sometimes is a very difficult task for any parent, not just moms. Having three boys gets me out of my comfort zone, and out of my head, to embrace a more physical, tactile approach to the world. And notice things I normally wouldn’t. Like the shape of the rocks near the shoreline.
My boys are mischievous and spirited. Curious and carefree. They are energy and wonder and play. They need to move and do instead of just be. They will not sit still and just talk. Or listen. But boy do they know how to live life out loud. They’re good for me. They are my everything – my life.