4 Things I’ve Learnt as a Mum of Two Boys

It is my lot in life to be surrounded by boys. I am the Queen of my little Familia, then  there is my King and my two very cheeky little Princes. So it’s safe to say I am well and truly outnumbered! As a Mum of two boys I have learnt PLENTY of things that I had absolutely no clue about regarding boys – and what a journey it has been so far! 

Here are just a handful of things I have discovered in the crazy world of boys…

1. All boys are genetically wired to find farts absolutely hilarious. Without fail. They can’t help it. They are born like that. It drives me insane. 

As a child, I was brought up that “passing wind” was not something you did in public. It was embarrassing and rude to let one go around others. Being shy and easily embarrassed I had been known to hold everything in until I was rolling around the floor crying. Then I met my husband. Not one fart gets by him without at least warranting a little giggle. I thought it was just him. Then I gave birth to my first little man. And he could toot with the best of them. And he finds them just as hilarious as his Daddy. Cue the eye rolls and tut tuts from an exasperated Mama who was hoping her son would have better taste in humour. Then my second little guy was born. I have a photo of him when he was 2 hours old with a smirk on his face – yep that was his cheeky fart face. My home is now a symphony of gaseous toots followed by much giggling and hysterics.   I’m scared to light a match at night in case my house explodes. My hopes of having a child without the ‘Farts Are Freaking Hilarious’ gene are well and truly dashed.

Not safe around my boys and their farty pants!

Not safe around my boys and their farty pants!

2. When you have baby boys you must become a Nappy Changing Ninja. 

No one told me that the second boys find their hands, they WILL try and grab their bits. Even when it’s covered in sludgy mustard baby poop. They don’t care – they just want to grab it. One minute you are wiping their poopy butt and the next thing you know a chubby baby hand is sneaking a grab! So you become a Nappy Changing Ninja. You juggle legs, wipes, clothes, dirty nappy, clean nappy, the possibility of a pee fountain, and all while blocking little hands from getting anywhere near their bits!

Beware of the Pee Fountain! Cue Nappy Changing Ninja Skills!

Beware of the Pee Fountain! Cue Nappy Changing Ninja Skills!

3. Boys want to protect their Mama’s from meanies and badies – they want to be your Superhero. 

And they are. My boys are my Superheroes. My eldest son is 5, and from the moment he could assert himself he made it very clear that no one was going to mess with his Mama. I remember once we were visiting a friend who always spoke very loudly and was very animated during our conversations, and to my little man’s eye it looked as though we were having an argument and she was having a go at me – so at 3 years old he jumped in between us and demanded to know why she was yelling at his Mummy and told her to STOP! Although I explained to him that we were just talking I was secretly super proud that my boy stepped in when he thought something wasn’t right.

So far he has taken on the following roles in order to protect us from the ‘Bad Guys’: Jedi, Knight, Ninja Turtle, Super Mario, Sonic the Hedgehog, The Hulk, Steve from Minecraft – pretty much any character that has a sword/lightsaber! I feel safe. Especially at the moment because he sleeps with his foam Minecraft Diamond Sword beside his bed, ready to smash any bad guy that dares enter our home!

Better watch out! I have my very own Superhero!

Better watch out! I have my very own Superhero!

4. Boys like to talk – A LOT. 

We all know the stereotype that men don’t like talking about their feelings etc etc. Well that’s a bunch of CRAP! Yes perhaps as they get older they would rather stab themselves in the eye with a blunt pencil then have a chat with their dear old Mum, but  as children – they LOVE to chat, non stop. Until your ears bleed. And it’s pretty freaking awesome.

You see I’m a talker. Not the kind who blabbers non stop to anyone who will listen, but I feel it’s important to keep the lines of communication open with my nearest and dearest at all times to ensure we maintain our friendships/relationships. So when I found out I was to be a Mum of boys, a little part of me thought I’d miss out on little D and M’s like the ones I’d always had with my own Mama. Boy was I wrong! My 5 year old and I have  had the most awesome D and M’s. I love listening to what he has to say. He has taught me so much through our conversations together and I enjoy each and every one of them. Even when he is awake at an ungodly hour chatting my ear off about the “Bestest  game EVER!”. My favourite chats at the moment – every morning he wakes up and tells me about the dreams he had the night before. They are usually an insight into what is happening in his life and how he feels about things. Sometimes they are just plain wacky! But that’s ok, at least he is still sharing with me.

I’m sure as time goes by and my youngest little man gets older I will learn even more about the ‘World of Boys’, but have to admit – kinda freaking out about the teenage years!

What have your kids taught you? 

Jessica -xo- 

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37 thoughts on “4 Things I’ve Learnt as a Mum of Two Boys

  1. theloveofacaptain says:

    I am a mummy of 1 boy and I’d love another probably because I love all boys things and have never really been a girly girl. Its not only little boys that find farts hilarious, their dads do too. I think it never grows out of them. 🙂 Love the idea of Jack being my superhero, he kind of already is though. Lovely post x #PicknMix

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    • mamasvidaloca says:

      Hahaha Jemma! I can relate to that! My 5 year old has taught me all about Super Mario and all the characters that are related to that whole franchise. And it’s the best seeing things through their eyes. It brings the magic back into your life doesn’t it. 😃

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  2. seychellesmama says:

    I love this!!!! Boys are awesome, I can’t wait for my second one to arrive now 🙂
    The superhero bit made me melt, Arthur is definitely protective of me and I have no problem admitting he’s a total mamas boy!!! #picknmix

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  3. Haidee@Maybe Baby Brothers says:

    This is awesome! I have two little boys too and did a similar list recently called ’10 Truths About Little Boys’. Every point on your list I was nodding along to. And I feel the same way about farts but I am also completely outnumbered! And the grab during nappy changes and the non-stop talking and protective instinct too! Love my boys 🙂 #TheList

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    • mamasvidaloca says:

      Yes we are outnumbered but isn’t it cool having a house full of boys! 😃 Despite the fart jokes! Haha I’ve also followed you on FB and Twitter! It seems we definitely have a lot in common. Can you send me the link go you ’10 Truths’ post? I may be blind but I had a look myself and couldn’t find it…I blame the baby brain! 😉

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  4. acornishmum says:

    Ha I have two boys 9 and 11 and can so agree with all of these! Si taught them a ‘squeaky elbow’ far thing that they all find hilarious .. I now have then chasing me around the house threatening to bend their arm at me urghh boys! Love them to bits tho and their cheeky ways.

    Thanks for linking up to #Picknmix
    Stevie xx

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    • mamasvidaloca says:

      Thanks for having me again at #PickNMix 😀 Oh geez my hubby has always blamed “creaky floorboards” which has never really been possible as we have never had floorboards until now! haha My 5 year old simply blames the baby now! 😉 Cheeky bum x

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  5. 4128miles says:

    Toot! I’ve never heard the word toot for a bottom pump! I love it. As a mum of a cheeky little man who turns 2 soon – I’m stealing that one! Lovely post! #picknmix

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  6. Rachel Stewart says:

    LOL this sounds exactly like both my kiddies (boy and girl). I think I’ve had more trouble with my girl and “ARGH! HANDS UP! LET ME CLEAN THE POO FIRST!”

    But we’re definitely a family of people who laugh at farts. Good times.

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    • mamasvidaloca says:

      Hahaha! My cheeky 6 month old just smiles at me when I say “Nooooooo! There is still poo on it!!!” haha I have to admit it does make me smile to see the boys giggle so hard about farts. 😉

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  7. Robyna says:

    Nappy changing ninja – oh yes I hear you on that one! My six year old also loves to chat about EVERYTHING but particularly MineCraft (which I must admit sounds to me like blah blah blah creeper blah blah blah Steve), but I do love the enthusiasm.

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    • mamasvidaloca says:

      OMG Robyna! The Minecraft chats – I also hear blah blah blah Villager blah blah blah Golden Apple blah blah blah spider! Hahaha he has been trying to get me into it and I just CAN’T! LOL But yes I do love that he is so into it and that he enjoys building things etc. 😀

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  8. Mumma McD says:

    My 3 yr old girl thinks farts are hilarious too, I don’t think it’s gender specific! But the frabby hands on the changing table OMG! I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve had to duck to avoid a flying loaded nappy! URGH!!

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  9. Littleoandme says:

    Great post! All so true, My boy talks non-stop and like you I’m fairly quiet, seriously he just doesn’t stop!! He is also obsessed with his bits and is constantly asking me questions about it, ha! I am looking forward to seeing his protective side!
    Becky xx
    #TheList

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  10. Claire @ Life on Wallace says:

    Thankfully, for now the fart humour hasn’t taken off with my three boys (5,3,1). We call them pop offs. I suspect I ought to enjoy it while it lasts!

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  11. You Baby Me Mummy says:

    Ah I love this post. Such lovely things, apart from the farting. I felt a little teary reading about them being your superheros, just adorable. Thanks for linking up to #TheLIst x

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    • mamasvidaloca says:

      Thank you lovely! I am really enjoying seeing how protective my son can be. He is very selfless when it comes to that. I hope it means in future he will be a lovely gentleman to his futures loves. x

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