Please send me nice things about raising boys

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  1. I just found out that my little alien buddy growing in my uterus is a BOY. I have never imagined myself as a boy-mom, and am feeling kind of terrified. I am quiet and like to read! What am I going to do if he likes sports and is loud and messy and mean?!
  2. So please brainstorm anything you can think of about why sons are awesome (to help me calm down, haha).
    The baby is healthy and growing right on schedule, so really that's what's important!!
  3. Boys can pee anywhere!! So much easier for when you start potty training. Or if you (like me!) constantly forget to remind them to go potty before you go to the playground with no bathroom.
    Suggested by   @doodler19
  4. I was so nervous to find out I was having a boy but it has been amazing. He's super snuggly and loves to cuddle. I have embraced my inner train track builder and truck driver. He's super fun and is totally my little buddy. I'm sure that you will raise an awesome boy too!
    Suggested by   @edoublebubs
  5. When they're little, they adore their mothers in every way
    My son is seriously affectionate, & basically acts like a tiny boyfriend
    Suggested by   @dreadpiratemama
  6. Boys are easier. That's what they say, anyhow. And in my limited experience, I think that's true.
    Suggested by   @doodler19
  7. When you have a teenage girl, you have to worry about ALL penises (regarding pregnancy, etc.). With a boy, you just have to worry about one.
    I don't know where this comes from, but it's funny!
    Suggested by   @doodler19
  8. Oh gosh, so many things! They really love their mommas, they are kind, generous, bundles of energy and they see everything through a lens of excitement. Mine love to read and snuggle as much as any girl. But they do need more times to be active than girls. They like to get dirty! But they like bubble baths too! You will be great! Congratulations!
    Suggested by   @hillary79
  9. Also you have a chance to raise a boy who respects women and understands consent!
    Suggested by   @hillary79
  10. They don't turn into teenage girls. 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼
    Suggested by   @clairewentthere
  11. My son does not seem to be going through the same preteen/teen attitude thing that my daughter is. He is actually more snuggly too.
    Suggested by   @MaddyandOwensMom
  12. Teenage girls ... yikes!! I'm a little terrified of that phase. Teenage boys are so much easier.
    Suggested by   @doodler19
  13. Little boys are so much rowdy fun
    I nanny four dirty angels and when they get in a bad mood often all it takes is me saying one word to get everyone laughing (it's super effective so I'm going to tell you but it's a secret magic word, poop. Sometimes poopy, occasionally poop /random noun/ like poop bird, poop car, etc.) also. Try to live by the "raise boys and girls the same" motto. It helps so much. Small people are small people. Some like farting more, some like twirling more. That's pretty much it in my experience.
    Suggested by   @ameliaseptember
  14. The nanny boy I watch is the most kind affectionate wonderful human ever. He cares deeply about everyone and respects his dad and mom. Boys are so easy! Also potty training is easier, because boys love to pee ion the bowl hahah.
    Suggested by   @bsizzle33
  15. Big brothers are awesome. Maybe next time you'll have a daughter*, and she'll have a big protective brother. Or maybe she'll learn to be brave from watching him. Maybe both.
    *If you want a second! Not trying to be presumptuous!
    Suggested by   @doodler19
  16. Suggested by   @BWN_7
  17. You get to make the world a better place simply by loving him. Men who truly love women are feminists.
    Suggested by   @scottmethe