Before I became a mother, I had always imagined I would be a boy Mama. But once I found out I was pregnant, I just knew I was having a girl!

 

Being a girl-mama is truly amazing, and I could never imagine it any other way. In today's world, women's strengths are being pushed to the forefront, and really, it should be a wonderful time, but I feel that well, it isn't.

 

Something struck a chord with me only the other day, and it made me feel a little sad inside. A quote that just gave me an awful feeling. 

 

"Boys will be boys held accountable for their f*#king actions."

 

Now some may say that this statement is, in fact, aimed at the men of society and not actual little boys, but then, why use the term "boys"? Why am I seeing the focus everywhere I look, on men being monsters, boys being inadequate? Is this not creating yet another imbalance?

 

If I had a little boy, would I want him growing up seeing statements like this that portray his sex as unworthy and despicable? Where is the quote to say that the parents and guardians of the world will, in fact, raise their children, regardless of being male or female, to grow up to be simply good people. 

 

Equality is seemingly the aim, but I don't think we are any closer. So to all the boy-mamas out there who just want to raise a good kid, 

 

Let him know his worth.

 

Hug him tightly.

 

Cover him in way too many kisses. 

 

Let him cry.

 

Pick him up when he falls. 

 

Teach him kindness.

 

Snuggle his nightmares away.

 

Be his role model, but never ever put out his flame. 

 

Boys are our future Dads, Grandads, Uncles, Brothers. The beginning of a good person begins at home. 

 

 

Know any mums of boys who would appreciate reading this?

Rachael enjoys personal blogging about her new journey as a mother and all things random in between.
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