[BOY MOMS] Holly from Holly Atwood Land

Monday, December 15, 2014

Let me extend a warm "Howdy" to all you Chasin' Mason blog readers out there!

I was so excited when Elizabeth invited me to post for her #boymoms series.  So many ideas for what I should write about popped into my head.  

Firstly, let me tell you a little about myself.  I'm 31 years old, wife to Daniel (10 years last July), I work full-time and I also happen to be the mother of two rowdy boys, Jack and Dylan.  Aged 8 (9 years old next month!) and 7 years old, respectively.

My little hams.  Nothing like their mother, no Sir. ;)

I grew up in a house full of babies.  My mother babysat for a living my entire childhood and now helps out with our boys too.  I've always loved babies and couldn't wait to have my own.  I even had a list of names since a young age.  Thank God that I didn't use any of them though...  I believe one was Pacey Dawson.  Wonder what could have inspired that one?  And thank the Lord I didn't have a girl.  Buffy Aaliyah anyone?  Sheesh.  When I was young I wanted 4 kids too.  Bahahahahahaha! Hahaha!  Ha! *sigh*  Ah, youth.

Truthfully all I ever wanted was a little girl.  I am a girly girl so I was looking forward to ribbons and curls, tutu's, pink walls and all of that other junk.  My friend Tara jinxed me though.  When I was pregnant with Jack I told her that I was hoping for a girl to which she replied,

"I dunno, I kind of see you with a couple of boys first..." 

Jinxed.  Now I am nothing but grateful for my two little rascals.  And if I'm being honest, for some reason I feel like I would butt heads with a girl.  Two divas... *shudders*  No thanks.  One of the best things about my boys is the things they say that are unintentionally hilarious.  They crack me up all the time.  For example, the other day they were asking me about mine and their dad's relationship and Dylan asked,

"What made daddy want to plop the question out?"

Another gem was when I heard them talking to each other down the hall and Dylan said,

"I wish I was a girl so I could have a baby already."  Jack replied with his big brotherly wisdom,
"You don't want to be a girl.  They have to cut open your body."

Maybe I shouldn't have told them about my C-Sections...

It's easy to make them laugh too.  All you need to do is make a fart noise... Or actually fart.  Gets 'em every time.  And this may go for all children, but if they're in a bad mood we just give them our most serious face and say in our most serious tone, 

"Don't smile.  Don't...  Don't do it." 

Smiling always ensues and bad mood/tantrum, etc. is forgotten.  Too easy.

I love their individual personalities.  They are so different.

Expanding on that, Jack is the studious and more serious one who hates vegetables.  Dylan is our little goofball who hates school and loves to eat raw tomatoes like it's cool.  He did not get that from me, thank you very much.  Yuck.

Not that they never drive me up a wall or anything but for the most part we are all buds.  Nothing warms my heart more than the fact that they LOVE to snuggle with mom and dad.  It's their favorite, seriously.  It'll be so weird when they're teenagers.  Gonna have to get a bigger bed...


I love having boys and I couldn't even imagine life with a girl now.  And I'll never have to find out since my husband got that procedure done...  Muhuhaha! (that's my evil laugh)

I love to watch them play sports.

I love that they love to watch cartoons that I adore like Frozen or Beauty and the Beast.

Well, thank you for reading!  I hope you all enjoyed my post and I hope you come visit me over at Holly Atwood Land.  Just a warning, I'm a classic over-sharer so there's that.  You never know what you're gonna get with me ;)

♥ Holly ♥


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