{Guest post} Maria – Living with a house full of boys

Living in a house full of boys

I have a guest post today from Maria over at Suburban Mum. She is posting about something I am also very familiar with, being the only female in the house – living with a house full of boys!

Sometimes I do wonder what it would be like to have another female in the house so that I’m not so outnumbered. Living with a house full of boys can be pretty full on.

Here is just a little tongue in cheek insight into what it’s like for me.

Everything is a competition
And I mean everything. Ask the boys to wash their hands for dinner and they are literally fighting to get up the stairs. They both want to be given their dinner first, or finish eating first, get out of the bath first. Seriously – the list is endless. There is not one day that goes by that I don’t hear “I’m a winner!!!”

Just watching them compete over everything little thing is exhausting!

Noise
There is constant noise in the house when the boys are around. They love making sound effects to go with their toys and lately, we have sound effects for every toy they pick up (which they then leave lying on the floor!)

Still, at least I know what they are up to if there if I can hear what they are doing. Better that than the deadly silence option.

“Man eyes”
My ex-bosses wife coined this term and I have been using it ever since. For some reason, Mr H can never find anything and usually it’s because he’s not looking properly and it seems the boys have picked up this very same trait. Ask either of them to go and get something for me and they can never find it even though they are usually standing right in front of the item!!

Running
I’m not sure if this is just a boy thing but mine don’t have the ability to walk anywhere. They have to run.

Farts and Poos
I couldn’t not mention this one. They always find this hilarious (boys will be boys after all) With M being potty trained he is obsessed with examining the contents of the potty and telling me how “big” his poo was. Would I have the same conversation if I had a girl? Probably not.

One of the Vanish Gold adverts that are shown on Nick Jr mentions “poo stains” and every time it’s on? The boys have to shout “POO STAINS!” and fall about laughing as if it’s the funniest thing they have ever seen… seriously – only boys!!!

Do you live in a house with boys? Or maybe you have a house full of girls – what is it like?

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Thanks so much for sharing about living with a house full of boys Maria! I can certainly identify with all of these, especially the running and the farts – farts are hilarious in this house!

 

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