The Gallery: Boys 2015

I’ve been a mum of boys for 11 and a half years. It’s been hard work, but I’ve pretty much enjoyed every second of it. There’s something special about boys.

Boys in the plural.

Two boys.

I LOVE having two boys.

Boys, Sons, Brothers, The Gallery

Boys are kind of challenging. They’re noisy and they’re untidy. They’re muddy, they eat too much and they don’t care about personal hygiene. They leave socks under the settee, they kick footballs round the house and spend far too long on the Xbox.

But would I have them any other way?

No, I wouldn’t.

Sure, there are days when they leave me feeling drained. Days when I’m sick of the noise and the mess, days when I wish they’d just clean their teeth and get in the shower without being told 17 times beforehand. But they’re BOYS! It’s just what boys do.

I love the boy stuff. I loved the Thomas trains and the picture books about aeroplanes. Now I love the football, the rugby and the Scouts. I love that they love the great outdoors, that they are happy being muddy. That they can be a bit geeky and enjoy their maths and general knowledge.

Best of all, I love that there are two of them.

I love that they have each other.

I love that they are the best of friends.

My boys.

Boys, Sons, Brothers, The Gallery

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Author: Sarah Mummy

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18 Comments

  1. I LOVE these photos. I am considering a third just so one of them has a bestie. With one of each they don’t play so well x

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    • Thanks very much! It’s a shame they don’t play well, maybe they will in years to come? x

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  2. Gorgeous photos and words (and boys of course!)
    Made me a bit weepy that I only have one boy (but with three girls already, totally not having another baby!!)

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    • Thanks very much! I think you’ve definitely done your bit for having kids there!

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    • Thanks very much, I’m so glad they are such good friends 🙂

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  3. Aw that is so lovely and I could have probably written a similar post, although my two aren’t as close I don’t think. I love having boys and like you I have days where I am so tired of the footballs and the mess and everything else that comes with them, that I wouldn’t have it any other way

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    • Thank you! I knew you’d be able to relate! My two have their moments, but on the whole they’re very good friends 🙂

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  4. I love having two boys too, never thought I’d say it as I thought when I was younger that I would have liked girls, can’t imagine anything worse than all that wall to wall pink now though! I was a girly girl but I have to admit boys toys are generally cooler!

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    • It’s funny how we change, isn’t it? I wanted girls before I had kids, but am now happy I’ve got the one, but love having two boys 🙂

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  5. Love the photos! I must say the mess gets to me, and socks everywhere. I am also in fear of being bankrupt by food bills in years to come!

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    • Oh yes, boys certainly can eat! I don’t think my two eat as much as other boys, but they still eat a lot. I don’t mind a bit of untidiness, as long as the kitchen and bathroom are hygienic!

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  6. Beautiful photos – I am with you on the noise and the mess (and the fighting!) but best of friends really 🙂 x

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  7. Brilliant post, and you have captured the spirit of boys well. When I was pregnant with my second I thought it was a boy and I dreamed about two little lads running around playing football and getting muddy and just being boys together. She turned out to be a girl and I was over the moon with that too.
    Your boys sound great x

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  8. This is such a lovely post Sarah. I love having a boy too but only have one and no one to compare him to. Of course this is a good thing but because I got a good deal with him, it also makes me feel that boys are by far the easiest of the sexes! So glad your boys are the best of friends. Wish my girls were! x

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  9. This is such a lovely post Sarah. I love having a boy too but only have one and no one to compare him to. Of course this is a good thing but because I got a good deal with him, it also makes me feel that boys are by far the easiest of the sexes! So glad your boys are the best of friends. Wish my girls were! x

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  10. What a lovely post and your boys do sound like they have a great relationship. Lovely xx

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