Let’s Hear it for the Boy(s)!

Today a whole bunch of wonderful blogging women are hosting a virtual baby shower for Julie at Mothergoosemouse. I’ve been reading Julie’s blog for a long time. She’s also a mom to two little girls and she and husband Kyle are about to welcome a third child to the mix…a boy!


Now I know absolutely nothing about raising little boys. Nada, zilch. My own big brother is seven years older than me, and with three big sisters our house was always fairly estrogen heavy. My best friend, however, has three sons (she started humming the theme song to My Three Sons the day she called to tell me she found out she was having a third boy) and I have to say I’ve noticed some overriding themes at their house.

Boys like things that go vroom! Cars, trucks, tractors (if you’re here in the South like us), etc.

Boys like things that are powered by remote control. (See above.)

Boys like balls. (Stop it.) Footballs, baseballs, soccer balls, Nerf balls. You name it. Balls rule!

Boys like to eat. You should see my best friend’s walk-in pantry and the snack supply. It’s enough to feed a small army. However, when boys get older, like my brother, they tend to have nothing but beer and mustard in their refrigerators.

Boys take a licking and keep on ticking. My best friend has experienced the joy of playground concussions. Awesome!

And now on to my own observation about my favorite boy, the hubby.

If a boy is raised up right, he’ll grow up to be a wonderfully patient daddy. And if he’s lucky enough to be surrounded by women, like my hubby, he might even let his little girls dress him up..while football is on.


Now that is the mark of a good man!

Congratulations Julie, Kyle, Tacy and CJ!

And if you have any words of wisdom to Julie as she prepares to welcome a little more testosterone to their household, please feel free to leave them here!

Two more of my blog friends, Colleen and Nicole, have now been there, done that and have welcomed their own beautiful sons to their formerly all-girl household.

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I'm Jamie, a 40-something Nashville mom desperately seeking a few moments of Zen and zinfandel between soccer practice and supper. I love to travel, find great deals, and talk with my hands. My former beach bartender husband founded MouseCalls Computer Services. We have two daughters, three dogs, and too much laundry. Email me at blondemomblog @ gmail.com.

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  1. They do like their own balls too…. I have one of my two boys specifically who is Al Bundy Jr, he can’t watch TV without sticking his hand down his pants.

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  2. Now see what that man needs is just a wee touch of blue lip gloss…

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  3. You and the girls do seem to have lucked out in the man department. I hope you handed him a beer accessory.

  4. Oh my! He looks just wonderful! Baseball season is upon us and E is getting signed up next week. Then the chase will be on to keep up with C!! And the complaining of A will commence. He’s Mr. Music, but the other 2 are sports! And the pantry….Gold fish palooza!! Kroger had a sale!! HA!

  5. You have a good man but you already know that!

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  6. I LOVE that picture! My hubby came from a family of all boys, but is the most wonderful father to our little ladies. When I think of having a third bebe I think of how strange (wonderful, but strange) it would be to introduce a boy into the mix. He’d learn to love princesses and Barbies at an early age, that’s for sure :)

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  7. Your husband and mine would get along famously – chilling on the sofa with the game as the girls dress them up.

    And your line about boys liking to eat – that made me think of Mayberry Mom’s little boy Opie. I have to admit, I look forward to serving food which is actually consumed!

    Thank you for the kind and encouraging words!

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  8. Ha! I adore your husband! Any man that comfortable in his masculinity is more than alright with me.

  9. Jenny:

    He can drink beer and succumb to a girly makeover on any given Sunday during NFL football. ;)

  10. Now THAT is a real man!

  11. That is too cute!!
    We have pics of my hubby in pink boas and tiaras too. That’s one good sign you’ve got a winner! Now, I think he might take my laptop away if I posted them, but it’s very very tempting!

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  12. Reminds me of a picture we have of my husband after he won a game of Pretty, Pretty Princess.

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  13. That is definitely a GREAT man you have there!

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  14. What a fantastic capture. I keep forgetting to snap them when my hubby sits for these treatments but my favorite was letting his daughter paint his toenails bright red!


  15. Too many references to 80’s pop music – too many! I love the site though, good stuff.

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