We were blessed with girls, all girls in fact.  Four of them if you want to count.  So I had literally no experience in raising boys.  The only exception to that was my nephew Andy who was practically raised with my girls and his sister. 

kids But Andy was raised with five girls and even though he was all boy, he wasn’t the rough playing kind.  This crew of girls just didn’t stand for that.

Now we have a grandson…….

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We also have three nephews about the same age as Tyler.  And when the four of them are together, lets just say there is never a quiet moment.


They do boy stuff.   It must involve running, jumping, rough play to be fun.


This was not a quiet moment.  The noise was indescribable.


They love beach days at the pond. 

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When they play outside their mothers know they laundry piles will increase.  They were hungry and wanted to come inside but they were stopped at the door.

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This is why they weren’t allowed inside.  What is it with boys and the knees of their pants?

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I am sure this was a bodily noise of some sort. 


We work them hard around here.  They are forced to shuck corn for hours in the hot sun.


Only the closest of cousins could share the same cob of corn.

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They play ball together.

So you see we’ve learned that boys and much different to raise than girls. 

They play hard and rough

They are competitive

And they all love their Mamas

We wouldn’t trade them for anything.


Photos by Julee said…
awww....cute post Deb. No boys around here either....
Angie Vik said…
Fun post. We don't have many boys around here either. You might expect my one son to be girly but he was all boy. Yes, he was rough, rowdy, noisy, and did crazy things, but all things considered he was easier to raise than my girls. Love your pictures, especially the eating the corn off the cob one.
Jules said…
Anonymous said…
Gee mom...thanks for picking such a beautiful picture of us girls to share!
Joni rae said…
I love the picture of the boys on the jungle gym, they will love it when their older. Not so sure about the first picture of us though....
Rita said…
Raising your five brothers, I can relate to much of your post, Deb. Wait until they get into racing with motor stuff! Lots of good pictures here-you remember the go-cart that ended up in the sewer drain? Wonder who was driving that one???
Anonymous said…
Haha, that picture of them eating corn is great! I don't think I could deal with that many boys! They are awfully cute though!