After writing about things that mums with toddler girls will be all too familiar with, we thought it only fair that we do the same for boys.
And while a lot of them will be similar, most notably the mess and the noise, if you have the pleasure of raising a young boy you will be familiar with the following ten things:
They literally hang out of you
They will always be your little boy and they will love it. You will literally be their best friend and they will stick to you like glue because you’re their mum.
You can dress them up as cute, old men
Boys’ outfits are simply adorable and these days you can’t go a day without seeing a little toddler dressed like an old man. The cuteness.
They like to play rough – literally
Boys like to push each other over and roll around in the muck (hopefully) pretending to beat each other up.
Farts are funny
Your home will start to smell like one giant fart as your toddler tries to outdo both the smell and noise of each one. It’ll fast become a competition with themselves and gets worse when friends come over.
Their ability to get stuck anywhere
When it comes to girls and boys, neither are shy about climbing to the top of the highest tree or jumping from the stairs, but boys seem to have this knack of getting stuck in the strangest of places.
The absolute unavoidable mess
Both genders are messy, but boys have a different kind of mess: underwear in the hall, tiny trucks in the kitchen and pee all over the bathroom.
The mucky shoes
While girls are no strangers to running around in the muck, most boys don’t really care about climbing all over your sofa with football boots on.
The amount of food that they eat is never ending
It’s like they are a bottomless pit. You can’t stock the fridge quick enough and it never stays full.
They like to run around in the nip
Nudity is an everyday occurrence when you have boys. While girls are more inclined to want to hide their modesty boys just don’t care. Even outside of the house.
The awkwardness of taking them to the toilet
We don’t necessarily want to go into the men’s toilet and they don’t want to go into the ladies, often leaving you in a standoff to see who will win. Usually you. You'll take them kicking and screaming into the toilet before you ever set foot inside the male toilets. Ever.