I wish I didn't have to tell my toddler...
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I Wish I Didn’t have to Tell my Toddler…

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I wish I didn't have to tell my toddler...

Oh the joys of raising kids. Boys… the joy of raising boys. When I first became pregnant back in 2010, I secretly wanted a baby girl. Looking in the stores at all of the pink frilly tutu’s, flower hair accessories, and pink EVERYTHING! But I’m telling you, when my little boy was born, my world and attitude changed. I all of a sudden didn’t care if he was a boy or girl, he was PERFECT. {Still is}Β  πŸ™‚

Now, if someone were to ask me, “Don’t you want a little girl Jessica?” I almost get this rush of anxiety thinking to myself, “Oh my gosh, pink frilly tutu’s, flower hair accessories, and pink EVERTHING!???” I don’t know what I would do with myself. God knew for sure that I was a “boy” mom. I cannot for the life of me, fix hair, and I couldn’t imagine being able to pair matching socks/tutu’s/bows/purses/earrings/etc., and be able to get out of the door on time. With my boys… a pair of pants and a t-shirt {a hat on a good day} and out the door we go. Whew! As much as I love loving on little girls, I just don’t know if I was meant to be a “girl,” mom. BUT… maybe God will give me the opportunity one day to see. πŸ™‚

For now… I am a “boy” mom. For you parents who don’t have boys, you may not get to experience some of the “lucky” things we get to experience. {Some of you may of course, as kids will be kids… and toddlers will be toddlers, no matter what gender they are.}

As my oldest is almost ready to turn “three,” I find myself shocked almost every day with things I have, or have had, to tell my toddler.

“Get your finger out of your butt-crack.”

“You don’t play in your poo poo! It is not paint!”

“Don’t lay on top of your brother!”

“Yeah, go ahead and pee off of the back porch. Just make sure no one is looking.”

“Yes, I know the lady next to us in the bathroom toot-tooted, but you don’t have to say it.”

“My wedding ring does not belong in the garbage disposal.”

“Where did you find that super glue? No you can’t eat it!”

Oh my gosh I could go on and on. I absolutely had no idea how much I would love motherhood. I find myself being so in love with my children, frustrated, and exhausted all at the same time some days, but thank the Good Lord, he gave me the ability to let my love overcome any other feeling that I’m feeling at any given moment. I have been so blessed with two: healthy, hilarious, innocent, wild, adorable, incredible, intelligent, fun-loving boys. I thank God every day for these two blessings in my life.

“See that you do not look down on one of these little ones. For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven.” -Matthew 18:10
Until next time,
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11 thoughts on “I Wish I Didn’t have to Tell my Toddler…

  1. Amber Elliott says:

    I’m dying about the lady in the bathroom stall! Lol. Boys are so much fun! I felt the same way before I had Myles. I still want a girl, but I love my little boy!

    1. Jessica says:

      Lol! Oh my gosh I know. No lie… sometimes I wish there was a filter. At least in public. Haha! πŸ™‚ Thank you for stopping by!

  2. jackie says:

    Jessica,
    as the mother of 2 little boys who are now 23 and 25, i can say that i relate with all the things you say to your little boys. i have to tell you that as much as you adore them at this moment – and yes, they are worth ADORING! – it only grows and grows as they get older. I have been so blessed with two: healthy, hilarious, innocent, wild, adorable, incredible, intelligent, fun-loving MEN! (mom’s of girls just don’t get it). lol.

    1. Jessica says:

      Awwwww! So sweet of you to say those things! Oh my goodness. My two boys are two years apart too! It’s wonderful to know that the adoring only grows. How is that even possible? πŸ˜‰ Thank you so much for coming by and dropping a note. I LOVED reading your message. Have a great day! πŸ™‚

  3. tiffany says:

    I am a mother of 1 boy, i too wanted a girl, but now know that god knew I was a “boy mommy” as you put it. I find myself saying the one about keeping your hand outta your butt crack quite often, funny stuff. Boys are AWESOME!!!

    1. Jessica says:

      Oh I know, right!? Lol. What is it with the butt crack!? Lol!!! Thank goodness God knows us better than we know ourselves, huh!? Haha! Thank you so much for coming by and leaving a message to me! I absolutely love it! πŸ™‚ Have a fantabulous day!

  4. Corey Schrum says:

    Hilarious! I’ve said some of the exact same things to my toddler. Peeing off the porch helped us potty train. I am a mother of 2 boys as well, very similar in age to yours. I’ve also always wanted to try ABC Mouse, thanks to you, I think I will! πŸ™‚ My maiden name is LaRose, I think you and your hubby know some of my family.

    1. Jessica says:

      Oh my goodness yes!!! I’m so glad that you came by and dropped a note to introduce yourself! I can’t wait to hear if you love ABCMouse as much as I do! Thank you for stopping by! XOXO!

  5. Lawana Guy says:

    Jessica my dear I have sat here laughing and crying so hard. I am a mother of 3, girl 26 boy 22, and boy 16.i was not as fortunate with my kiddos to be able to stay home with them. But they were tended to with the most love, thier grandmother and great grand mother. Now I am a grand mother, no mine call me Wannie. Oldest is 7 she is my spoiled, rotten to the core, can be girlie or the biggest Tom boy ever, seriously being my first she is ROTTEN. THEN my 3 year old boy came along. He is so full of pee and vinegar. ALL BOY, finger in the britches, so and so farted, peeing off the porch, Wal-Mart parking lot. I laugh at him so much I can’t get on to him. If it’s dry outside, no rain, we make mud puddles, and play naked in the water if sister ain’t here. I once again like worms, NOT, but if he brings it I will hold it. Teach them how to be boys, but if they want u to paint thier toenails when u do urs do it. A thin coat will wear off in half a day.
    The joys of kids, never know what’s gonna come out thier mouth next.
    Thanks for ALL UR hard work.

    1. Jessica says:

      I honestly, cannot express to you how sweet and thoughtful you are for such an amazing comment. Thank you so much for your story, and your love! Made my night! XOXO

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