I have to admit that I was a tiny bit disappointed to learn that I wasn’t going to be having a girl, especially since I’m not sure we’ll be having any more kids. But, since I know that I was meant to have two boys, I fully embrace it. And the more I think about it, the more I like the idea of having two little guys. Here are just a few things that made me think I’ll like having two boys.
1) For starters, having two of the same gender, boy or girl, makes it easier for them to share clothes and toys. This means less stuff and more sharing, which is a good thing.
2) I hear that boys love their mommies and I do think there’s a special bond between opposite gender parents.
3) I get to be the model female in their lives and I’m glad that they will compare future girlfriends to me.
4) Not having to worry as much about protecting them from body image issues. (Although, still having to teach them that girls aren’t required to look a certain way.)
5) Getting to teach them that they don’t have to be a macho punk to be a “real” man. Although, his Dad will probably be a better teacher of that.
6) Short haircuts
Everything else I can think of, I have to check myself to not stereotype my boys before they’re here. I like to be active, but not every little boy is a wild child or will even want to play a sport. I actually think that one child will take be more outgoing like me and one will be more introverted like Dan, but we’ll see. It will be fun to get to see their personalities develop.
Other things I’m excited about just in general:
1) Baby smell!
2) Getting to come up with fun little activities to do with my boys. Hello, Pinterest.
3) Reading to them.
4) Taking walks with them.
4) Watching them when they are trying to learn to jump and they think they are getting off the ground when they aren’t. I love that.
5) The funny things they’ll say and the funny ways they’ll say them when they are learning to talk.
6) Cooking with them.
7) Shooting hoops with them in our driveway.
8) Getting to help them with homework.
Okay, now I’m getting ahead of myself.