To every mother with boys
The day you came into my world, I became a better woman. You see I know about girls, about women as I am one. I know what we like, how we think and how we behave. I understand women’s issues and can always add value to a conversation on any female topic.
And then you came into my life and I had to learn about your world. I had to learn how a boy thinks, how a boy behaves and what a boys like. I had to understand boys issues so I could begin to be the best possible mother to my beautiful son.
When you were a toddler, you were relentless. Your energy alone exhausted me most days, leaving little time left for me. But at the end of every exhausting day, when you looked at me with your adoring blue eyes, giving me the best kiss I’d had for the day while hugging me as tight as you could, I loved my handsome boy that little bit more.
When you started school, I was confident you would take everything in your stride and show the world just what a special little guy you were. And you did. Each day you made the most of play time, running around the playground until your little legs could run no more. Each day you laughed with friends, even when you were meant to be quiet. Each day you used your manners and made me one proud mum.
Even though you were now a ‘big kid’ at school, every night you would look at me with your beautiful adoring eyes, give me a big kiss and hug me with your ever growing body, and I loved my handsome boy that little bit more.
- Sometimes you got in trouble at school for being cheeky.
- Sometimes you got in trouble at school for being naughty.
- Sometimes you got in trouble at school for just being a boy.
It’s OK my son as I will always have your back and I never want to take the boy out of you. I am a mother with boys and I love this.
There are some days we do not agree and it often ends in an argument. There are some days your attitude can get me upset. There are some days we should spend as little time together as it helps keep the peace.
However, there are more days when you want to spend time with me just chilling. There are more days when we laugh so much at stupid things that only you and I will ever understand. There are more days when you read my emotions and give me a hug just because you can.
Now you are a young man, a teenager and I am afraid of losing my little boy. You are so mature, so grown up (almost taller than me), and I feel like you are running while I am desperately trying to keep up. You are such an emotionally aware young man and I’m often surprised by your level of understanding. You have such a kind heart and you try every day to share your kindness with those you love.
Even now that you are a teenager, every night before you head off to bed, you look at me with your beautiful blue eyes, tell me you love me and hug me until I cannot breathe.
I love you more than ever my handsome man. You have made a better woman.