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Things I know for sure about raising boys

One of the most asked questions is “are boys easier than girls?” or vice versa. I have been in many discussions that debate which gender is easier to raise. There has never been a conclusive answer. Some find their girls easier, some find their boys, some have one easy going boy and the other one is chaotic. I have 2 of each so I can kinda weigh in with some credibility and what I do know for sure that the boys were definitely easier as toddlers. Neither of the older two are really “difficult” but Kiara is definitely easier going at the moment.

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But for the sake of this series, lets focus on the boys this week and what I know for sure about them.

  • There is a special bond between my boys and I. It is different to the girls. No I don’t love them more but the bond is different.
  • Boys are gross. They just are. I think it is in their DNA! They find the grossest things funny. They need to be reminded, repeatedly to shower, brush their teeth or change their pants.
  • If there is a ball, any ball they will bounce it, throw it, sit on it, kick it take ownership of it.
  • They eat and insane about of food. Even the five year old! Like unbelievable amounts of food. 
  • They need me a little bit more, even as they get older. 
  • They are LOUD. Guys they are SO loud! They get LOUDER as they get older.
  • They get over stuff a little easier, but they don’t forget. (Like they NEVER EVER forget).
  • Boys can be incredibly gentle.
  • They may not like their sisters a whole lot but they will defend them without question.
  • Boys are a little easy going and don’t seem to take too much exception to issues around friendship etc that girls seem to get caught up in.

 What do you know for sure about boys?

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  1. 14 November, 2016 / 9:20 am

    Oh wow! I am 2 weeks away from delivering our little boy and have been agonising over this! Having raised Rach over tea parties and dress up sessions I am so nervous if I can make the change to grossness and loudness! Thanks for the insight.

    • Laura-Kim
      14 November, 2016 / 12:26 pm

      Keshnie – it is going to be amazing!! I find the bond I have with the boys is very special.

  2. 14 November, 2016 / 9:39 am

    Every single bit so very true – apart from the eat one – mine still eat little (and their sister a lot) . I guess I should not complain about that! I also find that they demand attention way more than their sister.
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    • Laura-Kim
      14 November, 2016 / 12:26 pm

      YES Cat!! That is very true. Both my boys need my time more than the girls do.

  3. 14 November, 2016 / 1:30 pm

    I have found that boys are more demanding physically (when little, they run more, climb more, take more physical risks; and now, want to race with me, walk with me, play soccer with me) and girls are more demanding emotionally 🙂

  4. deborah
    14 November, 2016 / 4:21 pm

    Hit the nail on the head with this post. Boys are really noisy and yes if there is any ball around they will definitely grab it and start playing with it!

  5. 15 November, 2016 / 11:26 am

    I have found that K needs me way more than G does, with her it’s on her terms whereas with K it’s a consistent need for me that can be all consuming. I know fart noises can make a boys day even when he’s having a melt down. I know that boys can’t SIT STILL, even when they are doing “sit still” things like watching TV and playing with Lego they move all the time. I know that boys have this thing in their DNA that allows them to make all the sound effect noises without trying.

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  6. 18 November, 2016 / 10:35 am

    A great insight into the differences. really lovely, honest and heartfelt post, thank you!

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