His Highness

I wanted three girls.

highness1I’m just being honest. When I found out I was pregnant with our third child, I was hoping for another daughter because it would be easier… we already have the girl clothes, the girl toys and the girl know how. And besides, I LIKE girls. All froofy and pretty and sweet.

And along came our boy.

Oh, he’s sweet. He is. He loves his momma and he gives sweet kisses, and even though he’s three he still asks for a lullaby before he can go to sleep. But just one. Because he’s bigger. But he’s definitely… ALL. BOY.

Of course that’s a good thing, seeing as how he is a boy. But life with a little boy thus far has done little to prepare me for this phase we’re entering now.

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Let me sum up:

The girls didn’t draw anatomically correct pictures.

Yes, my son, my sweet son, has recently added a new addition to the stick people he has been drawing for the past year. They are now complete with… a “HIGHNESS.” {Or probably a “hinis,” a blend of hiney, and well, you know. But I like to think it’s “highness.” It cracks me up. Because it’s just so,…well, you know.}

So the other night when Little Prince and Big Daddy were drawing pictures and the little guy started adding Highnessess to his people?? Me = covering my face with my hands and thinking, “He carries that notebook EVERYWHERE.

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” Imagine if he TOOK IT TO CHURCH?

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! Imagine if he drew a person for his Sunday School teacher??

Oh the future embarrassment!

I thought about posting an “anatomically correct” picture, but I couldn’t bring myself to do it.

I am not the “cool cucumber” mom. Maybe slightly chilled, but pretty much – NO. We taught our kids the “correct” words to say but I’m not sure why because most of the time I’m uncomfortable with them saying them. Probably mostly because they lack in the discretion department. Those funny stories about moms in public bathrooms having embarrassing conversations with their toddlers? That’s me. And I am sooo not prepared for this!

And then I think.. he’s only three!! We still haven’t hit the age of arm pit farts and body function noises!

I am so in trouble.

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May 26, 2009 11:09 am

Oh boys! :p I had a boy in my sunday school class draw an anatomically correct woman…yeah, seriously! (I secretly laughed inside)

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May 26, 2009 11:13 am
Reply to  Katie

Ok, see— that makes me feel better. =P

May 26, 2009 11:21 am

My nephew liked to use the “correct words” – when he was two and the entire extended family was together at Christmas, he held up his snowman picture and asked if it had a _____, and then asked if Grandma had one! It lives in infamy!!

May 26, 2009 11:25 am

That’s TOO funny!! Thanks for sharing that. It made me smile. 🙂

Momma Knows
Momma Knows
May 26, 2009 12:54 pm

My stepson, when he was around 2, was potty training and therefore going to the bathroom with Daddy… and I hear, from outside the bathroom when they were in there, “Dad, when I’m old like you I’m gonna have a big —–!” Oh yeah. Ahem. Apparently that kind of envy starts at a young age?

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Momma Knows
Momma Knows
May 26, 2009 12:56 pm

And, BTW, I HAVE 3 girls… AND 3 boys… Sorry to burst your bubble but boys are ten times easier, hands down!! Those little girls are sweet. Just wait till the first one turns 11, then the next one… then your husband is going to ask you, in a panicked voice, Why Didn’t We Have All Boys?

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Momma Knows
Momma Knows
May 26, 2009 1:09 pm

Having more thoughts and memories…. your son will never breastfeed his GI Joe (but my daughter did breastfeed her babies… in public… in a shopping cart at the grocery store, with her shirt all the way up over her head… your daughters will learn to belch, fart, AND make armpit noises and OTHER things, probably from your son. Raising boys is a matter of keeping them from doing stupid things which endanger themselves, like big jumps on motorcycles, or seeing if they can reach the roof from the tree, or if gunpowder really is flammable. Also Daddies are great for… Read more »

May 26, 2009 4:28 pm
Reply to  Momma Knows

Oh, you crack me up! My grandma read the comment about the grandma and thought it was hilarious!

I’m sure boys are easier with some things, but he was certainly not easier to potty train so they can’t be easier about everything! I’m sure the differences will become more obvious when they become teenagers.

P.S. Yeah, my girls pretended to nurse their dolls and sometimes in public, too. For some reason that didn’t bother me as much. Probably for the same reason that THAT bothered my hubby but our son’s artistic display doesn’t. (Discrimination!) 🙂

Momma Knows
Momma Knows
May 26, 2009 5:09 pm

ROFLOL!! It didn’t bother me that she did it, but my husband was mortified. One of my boys drew the family and the girls were anatomically correct, with clothes on thankfully! (Yes, girls are easier with potty training, DEFINITELY). The teenage years is when you will see these vast differences. Right now we have one teenage girl we would willingly marry off, or sell?? LOL not really but OH MY GOSH my hair needs to be recolored. This week has been a nightmare.

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Your Mommie
Your Mommie
May 26, 2009 7:28 pm

oh Boo’ful! we are ROFL!!! and Momma knows is right: wait until hormones! don’t you remember? I threatened to start you on birtht control pills just to smooth your attitude! and Dad always said one more girl and somebody would have wound up dead! LOL! it’s all good Baby.

Nanny aka MIL
Nanny aka MIL
May 27, 2009 2:00 am
Reply to  Your Mommie

I am rofl too! And I recall the shock when a certain sweet little girl used the “v” word! (although I don’t think she REALLY knew what it meant) And when a certain little girl was his age and announced that she was going to have big ones like mommy when she grew up and nurse her baby! And her little sister telling me something just really P_ss’d her off! I think the boys are just more fascinated with those anatomical parts even at that age! A “visual” man in the making! lol One thing is for sure, boys aren’t… Read more »

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