[BOY MOMS] Ida from Second Chances Girl

Monday, July 28, 2014

Hi! I'm Ida and I blog over at Second Chances Girl. I'm the mom to one and step-mom to two. I blog all about our day to day lives and how we are making our blended family work.

When I was little girl, I wanted to grow up to be a ballerina. I loved pink, tutus and ballet. I knew that I would be a mother one day and that I would have little girls who loved pink, tutus and ballet. Oh how things change! When I got pregnant with Adrian, I knew I wanted a boy. Having a girl didn't even cross my mind and I was super excited when my ultrasound showed that I was having a boy. I was blessed on November 10, 2006 when I gave birth to a perfectly healthy baby boy. I was so excited for all that I thought I knew came with having a boy. I've grown a lot since then and my knowledge of male species has also. It's so not what I expected but I wouldn't change it for anything.

I now now that boys are all about: cars and trucks, LEGO's, sports, video games, eating at all times, sneakers, superheroes, space aliens, butt jokes, displaying gross bodily function and showing off their private area. At least, this is how it is in my home. Half the time, I am grossed out by whatever gross jokes they are coming up with or some nasty food combination I would've never thought of. Before children, I would have been appalled, now it's a normal day!

In my pre-mom ballerina days, I would have never gotten this close to a worm, not anymore. Now it is encouraged to look for and touch every bug possible!

Also, my superhero knowledge is incredible. I am now a Marvel and DC Comic know-it-all. Adrian and I have even created a special "date night" where we go see all the super hero movies in the theater as soon as they are released. I'm hoping to keep this tradition alive as long as possible!

I have been a boy mom now for almost 8 years. I thought I had it down pact until I was introduced to my step-son, Gian. Gian is a year younger than Adrian and his complete opposite. Gian is always singing, loves to dance, is obsessed with video games and hates sports. He is another version of boy that I had no idea what to do with. I was used to a rough and tumble, sports-loving, bug catching, superhero obsessed boy. Now, I had to start all over picking up on things I had no knowledge of, starting with videogames!

These boys are brothers, whether they are blood related or not. They play together and are each other's best friend. They are loyal to each other and even though they argue and fight, they will defend each other to the end. There is nothing like brotherly love!

The main thing I love about being a boy mom is the love. Even though they do not show it all the time, I know they love me. They give me hugs and kisses. They write me love notes. They talk to me about whatever is going on in their lives (like I don't know!). They ask me to make them special meals because according to them, I make "the best food." I am strict but I let them roam free and explore. I answer their questions honestly and they know that no matter how big they get, they can come to me with anything. 

I now leave you with one last picture, that to me, sums up what it's like to be a #boymom!!! Yes, that's me in an Ironman mask, holding up plastic golf clubs, ready to fight!!! 


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  1. Thank you for having me Elizabeth!!

  2. I'm giggling because everything you said is something I encounter with my DAUGHTER! My son probably too, but he's a little young to be too gross.
    Scarlet is always eating and talking about butts and farts! Nice, right? She has the major princess side, though.

  3. Boys certainly give us a run for our money: be it with sports and super heroes, or video games and singing!


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