I have to admit- that title was the second thing that popped into my head when I found out that a little boy would be joining my younger brother’s family.
He already has a little girl and I thought oooooh, let me, the experienced mom of three boys, chime in about all the wonderful things about having a baby boy.
In a list of 10, as one does.
I had some cute points (like the sweet way they look at their mamas) and some sarcastic points (how you’ll quickly learn to cover their little weewees so you don’t get peed on during a diaper change… again), but then I couldn’t do it.
I couldn’t make that list. So yeah, that title up there? Doesn’t really fit. But bear with me anyway.
Because the first thing that popped into my head (list second, this first), was that I was so happy for their news of having another baby.
Another BABY, not their first boy.
But the wonderful, joyous news that they would have another baby.
Because that’s not a given.
So a boy or a girl is something to celebrate.
And while I could probably come up with another list about the differences they’d see between having their little girl and having a boy… we all know most of those lists like “10 things boy moms know to be true” could easily apply to girl moms and vice versa.
Besides, my brother already takes his daughter to baseball games and out fishing and to soccer practice. So, he’s not entering an entirely new world. He’ll see some differences, of course, but well… kids are kids. And we love ’em all.
My boys further proved my point that it’s not about girl stuff and boy stuff this weekend when they had a conversation about my youngest getting a pink shirt from his soccer tournament.
“Pink isn’t always just for girls.”
“Actually, there’s no such thing as a girl color or a boy color. Anyone can wear any color they want.”
Kids are wise. Boys and girls. Let’s celebrate them all.