Wednesday, February 23, 2011

For The Love of Boys

10 Things Every Mother of Boys Needs to Know

1. How to hold your own in a light saber, sword, stick, Nerf gun battle.

2. The difference between a skid steer loader, front end loader, and a back hoe.
3. The proper sounds effects for fire trucks, police cars and ambulances
 (or "Ambi's" as Charlie says).

4. Which Star Wars characters are on the good side and which are on the dark side.
5. How to design and stabilize world class pillow forts.
6. How to remove balls from gutters.
7. Henry Huggins, Horrible Harry, Nate the Great, Peter & Fudge, Captain Underpants.

8. How to reassemble complex and intricate Legos AFTER
 they have been played with and the instructions have been recycled.
9.  How to remove miniature weapons from the vacuum cleaner bag.

10.  The proper conditions for creating hurricanes, tornadoes,
 earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanoes.
Be able to explain in great detail and
carry on lengthy conversations about said topics at a moments notice.

(11. ) Be able to do all in one weekend and repeat on a daily basis.

I have to say, maybe it's with spring around the corner,
but I'm finding my boys to be particularly delicious these days.
Eavesdropping to find them hugging and Andrew telling Charlie "there are no scary monsters."
The expressions Andrew uses like "I'd be delighted."
Last week Andrew was with me when I had to run to the mall to buy some make-up.
A: " Mom why do you need to buy make up?"
Me: " Because I'm all out."
A: " No, I mean why do you even wear it in the first place? I think you look prettier without."
Me: " Aww. That's sweet, babe. Are you only saying that because you are my son?"
A: " Maybe, maybe not."
Ok, is that honesty not the sweetest??!! :)

And I wanted to say thank you to these lovely bloggers...

Town & Country Mom and Happenstance Home for the Stylish Blogger awards.  I am always humbled by such kind words! Please click on the links to check out their wonderful blogs.  And if you missed my list of 7 things click here.

Megan from Little Blue Prints for featuring our playroom (I really need to take some pictures of it when it is light outside!!) on her favorite rooms series.  She has some awesome inspiration pictures, so be sure to check out her pretty blog too.


  1. I have a lot to learn! I'm a mom to 2 little boys and I don't think I could check one thing off your list. Yikes!

    That last little conversation melted my heart. What a sweet boy!

  2. Oh wow. We have even more in common, both being experts on Star Wars and hurricanes. We were destined to meet Tessa, lol. That is so sweet about the make-up. My 12 year old still wonders why I wear it & says he doesn't see the difference. Not sure if that is good or bad :)


  3. Tessa, I am dying laughing over your last comment - Im soooo doing that! Also, how cool you have a Vera Wang before she was VERA WANG! Much love! -Katie

  4. Brothers are sooooo great--you will love seeing that bond grow! (Well, except for the times when they are mortal enemies, which only happens a couple of times a day ;)

  5. So sweet to read, as I'm about to become a mom of a little guy.

  6. I just love being a mommy to boys! My husband and I still laugh at some of the silly things we say and do now because of having children. Sweet memories. Thanks for sharing yours!

  7. It is moments like these that you know you are raising them right. What sweet boys!

  8. Our two oldest children are boys (10 & 8) and those boys can melt your heart. :)

  9. Such precious children!
    Be sure to stop by my blog to see the latest post on my Orlando trip.

  10. I always dreamed of having boys...lots of them! I guess God knew I needed girls, but I still love hearing mamas talk about their boys! (My neighbor has FIVE boys!)

    Happy almost Friday!

  11. Precious!!! Such sweet boys!

  12. Hi, I just landed here via The Nester. I have two boys very similar ages to yours, and I have to say your list is spot on! Thanks for sharing--your boys are cuties!

  13. Sweet boys are the best ~ I may be a little bias :) Lovin’ their adorable comments.

    I posted the yummy salad I was served on Valentine's Day. Hope you enjoy it as much as I do.


  14. I love this post. You nailed it. I am SO glad I'm heading out of work soon to pick up my 7 yr old son. This made me miss him. :)