When I was pregnant with my third child, I had an intuition it would be a boy. After all, we were really good at making boys and had two Rowdy boys to show for our efforts. So when we found out we were having a girl at the anatomy ultrasound, we were caught off guard but completely overjoyed. I had–and still have–no idea what to expect now that I’m a mom to a little girl. Most days, I still consider myself a boy mom because the Rowdy boys require so much of my attention.
In case you’re in the same boat, here are a few signs that you’re still a boy mom despite adding a little girl to the mix:
- You towel dry her hair.
(And what’s more, you don’t even brush it.)
- You consider blue a unisex color.
(Onesies, blankets, bibs, etc. are all fair game.)
- Her first make-believe sound mimics a superhero.
(Scarlett pretends to shoot spider webs out of her wrist and makes the sound at the same time–just like the Rowdy boys.)
- She’s just as messy as your boys, and you’re OK with that.
(Spaghetti stain on her shirt, peanut butter in her hair, avocado smashed on her pants.)
- She fights back with bites and head butts.
(No tears when the Rowdy boys snatch a toy from her. Instead, she lunges for them and attacks.)
- She’s unaffected by loud noises.
(These may include tantrums, dinosaur roars, whistles or wrestling sounds.)
- She doesn’t mind getting splashed with water.
(In fact, she’ll happily stick her head under the bath faucet or blow bubbles in the tub.)
- The nursery walls are still painted blue.
(Just add some pops of pink and voila, it’s a girl’s room.)