A Mum to boys

Puncture_mumof2When we were pregnant with our second child, I recall having a discussion with my supportive husband as to whether we find out the sex of our baby (I’ll save that discussion to blog about for another day).  We found out we were to be blessed with another boy and we were/are really happy.

It does mean that I am the ‘only girl’ in the house and they are lucky that I am not a girly girl. It also means loads of BOY stuff. We have bikes, cricket sets, skateboards, footballs, cars, trains (which I might add are also suitable for girls!)…the list goes on.

It also means that sometimes our living room/lounge is transformed into a sort of workshop. Take operation puncture repair above.

We were our riding in the muddy fields today, our youngest son’s bike found  massive thorn and his tyre was completely flat. We had fun giving him lifts on our grown up bikes or swapping with his older brother at times in order for us to get back home. Whilst I am super supportive of all things boys, being a girl means I get confused as to how the lounge is a good place to repair a puncture?

There is a garage, kitchen, bathroom or even garden…but nope the lounge appears to be the most logical place for the repair to be undertaken. Granted – credit where credit is due – they have put something down to protect the carpet, but really?!?! The lounge?

My supportive husband has a saying when women do things he doesn’t understand. He shakes his head and mumbles ‘Women – odd’ and it appears to help him get over his confusion. I, on the other hand, don’t. Love our boys to bits but will have to let them all know that the lounge is off limits as a workshop!
Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

6 thoughts on “A Mum to boys”

  1. Hehe – I grew up with 2 brothers and our house was just filled with all sorts of boys toys and gadgets. I had girlies toys too but ended up being a bit of a tom boy a lot of the time and not too girlie. My husband is just like this now, bits of stuff creeping into every room!

    1. I’m trying to figure out at what point I put my foot down…I refuse to plant flowers in our garden as the balls keep on ending in the ‘flower’ beds. I did put up mini fences but those were soon mowed down…I shall look back on this one day and completely miss it x

  2. Now I’m not a girly girl either, and I know the difference between a wrench and a spanner better than my husband, but the living room as a workshop? NO! Good luck with *that* one!

    Nipping over from Country Kids.

    1. Thank you! They all looked at me as though they couldn’t understand why they should perhaps fix the bike outside. I am clearly going to have to remind the boys as they grow up that their dad’s plans may not always be the best ones 😉

      Thank you for popping over x

  3. Total sympathy as a Mum of 5 boys and just one girl. I don’t think any one mine have tried bike repairs in the living room. Probably only because the living room is on the first floor in our house and kitchen straight off the farm so everything happens there. Would love to have seen some photos of you in the muddy field. Take the camera next time. Thanks for linking.

    1. Thanks Fiona – At that point in time keeping the 2 dogs from going into the woods along with ensuring our youngest didn’t fall off my handle bars was all I could think of lol! Next time…promise! Thanks for stopping by x

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