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Thursday, May 5, 2011

What It's Like to Have Three Little Boys

You have your hands full I hear all the time.

Monkey is 6, Bear will be 5 this weekend, and Cub will be 3 at the end of the month.  And yes, they do have a crazy amount of energy.

So, what is it like to have three little boys to take care of?

Most days, it doesn't feel like three- it feels more like this:

But, they make me laugh, they give the best hugs, and they love their mama.

And I love them so much!

Even if I do need a bottle glass of wine after they go to bed every night!

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Anonymous tracy said...

I love you to pieces and with every post just feel this tremendous love for your 3 amazing boys. xoxo

May 5, 2011 at 7:05 AM  
Blogger Natalie said...

Aww that was sweet! I always think I want 3 children...and I know I'm going to end up with 3 boys. Glad to know you can survive!

May 5, 2011 at 7:15 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

OH as a mom of 3 boys myself I so feel you on this. Thankfully I survived and so did they.. one even has made it to 18.. woot woot go me

May 5, 2011 at 7:38 AM  
Blogger Jackie said...

I only have 1 little boy and that is more than enough for me! I have no idea how you manage three!

I do see why you'd need that glass of wine though!

May 5, 2011 at 7:42 AM  
Blogger Barbara said...

Too cute! If I am ever destined for a life with all boys, I'll remember this!

May 5, 2011 at 7:43 AM  
Blogger myevil3yearold said...

I have a boy & a girl and I am exhausted!

May 5, 2011 at 7:51 AM  
Blogger Lynn MacDonald said...

Did you create that? I had two girls and a boy and honestly, the boy was easier.

May 5, 2011 at 7:56 AM  
Blogger Oka said...

My three boys keep me on my toes physically, but my daughter knocks me on my butt emotionally.

May 5, 2011 at 7:59 AM  
Blogger Alison said...

I only have one boy and I am barely surviving. You are my hero!

May 5, 2011 at 8:02 AM  
Blogger angela said...

My one little guy is so active and wild at times! But also such a snuggle bug :)

You are funny & deserve your wine!

May 5, 2011 at 8:31 AM  
Blogger Erin said...

All I can say is your braver than me. Keeping up with Sam is enough for me with my bad arm. I can't imagine two more!

May 5, 2011 at 8:33 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Yes, some days are a blur of motion!

May 5, 2011 at 8:39 AM  
Blogger Clare said...

I have 3 boys (and a girl) too, and the joy and laughter they bring is a blessing! The worst is the pitying looks I get from people all, "Three boys? Oh. Wow. You must have your hands full!"

May 5, 2011 at 8:45 AM  
Blogger MrsJenB said...

I can't imagine the energy you must have in order to keep up with them!

May 5, 2011 at 8:57 AM  
Blogger LisaDay said...

Boys are a wonderful thing.


May 5, 2011 at 9:08 AM  
Blogger Jessica said...

Oh this is so true, I have two and I think of you all the time... having one more than me. Honestly they cause 10 times the trouble their sisters ever do. If you're still alive I will be too, right??

May 5, 2011 at 9:15 AM  
Blogger John said...

Every now & then, I'll only have one of my two for a little while, and I see how much easier being a parent is. I cannot fathom having a third kid at home. Absolutely can not fathom what it would be like.

My hat is off to you.

And, I'm a firm believer that once the bottle is opened, the wine is never as good . . . I can't remember the last time I said "I'll just have a glass" and then stuck to it.

May 5, 2011 at 9:18 AM  
Blogger Evonne said...

I think boys and girls are hard. It just happens at different times in their lives.

I love the video! For people who ask how you do it, you just do. But I'm sure the wine helps!

May 5, 2011 at 9:18 AM  
Blogger Cindi said...

Yup! The days go by as just a blur. (LoL)

May 5, 2011 at 9:31 AM  
Anonymous Megan (Best of Fates) said...

I feel a little nauseated. Which I suppose is what's it's like, so well conveyed!

May 5, 2011 at 9:51 AM  
Blogger Maggie S. said...

Yeah, he hasn't been here all that long, and I am only just sort of laughing.

May 5, 2011 at 9:51 AM  
Blogger Brandi said...

I only have two boys (and a baby girl) and most nights I feel like I need a COUPLE bottles of wine. So I can't imagine how it would be another BOY in the house!

May 5, 2011 at 9:57 AM  
Blogger Melanie said...

Oh, can I relate having 3 boys myself. But having boys is the best, isn't it?

Happy Mother's Day!!

May 5, 2011 at 10:01 AM  
Blogger Tayarra said...

I know the feeling! What I don't get is when all of the craziness is going on and each one of them is either whining or crying at the same time how my husband can sit there like none of it is happening. All the while I'm about to loose it. I wish I had more of that ability! I love them like no other and am completely thankful for them, but they need to make me some deal that if one is crying all of them won't start in!

May 5, 2011 at 10:08 AM  
Blogger Renegades said...

With one of each here I'm not exactly sure what you go through.

I don know what having them close in age is about though. :)

May 5, 2011 at 10:14 AM  
Blogger KSK said...

Gees!!! I only have ONE little girl and I feel like a bottle... er, glass... of wine every night (and afternoon...)

May 5, 2011 at 10:14 AM  
Blogger Ms. Salti said...

Aww, how cute! I can't imagine what your days are like!

May 5, 2011 at 10:19 AM  
Anonymous Christine S said...

very funny! and yes, the wine is so helpful.

May 5, 2011 at 11:17 AM  
Anonymous Denelle @CaitsConcepts said...

hahahaha!! Oh, I know this feeling all too well. Just this morning we were at Walmart (just myself, the 2yo and the 7mo) and, as I was trying to pay for the diapers we had just run out of (HOW do we go through them so quickly??) and simultaneously chase the 2yo from checkout lane to checkout lane (impulse candy, anyone?), I looked at the cashier and said, "I swear.. I need to clone myself to be able to take the kids out of the house."

Oh, if only..

May 5, 2011 at 11:53 AM  
Blogger Minivan Mama said...

I think it is fair to have a glass of wine per night per kid. Right?!

May 5, 2011 at 11:55 AM  
Blogger Elena Wollborg said...

From a mama of 2 boys, I would need a full bottle after a day with 3 as well. ;) Cute vid!

May 5, 2011 at 11:58 AM  
Blogger Di said...

Only one boy plus two dogs, a cat, a rabbit, a bearded dragon and a husband. Looking forward to drinking again one of these days along with a long bath and 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep. I don't know how you do it and have time to blog about it!

May 5, 2011 at 12:09 PM  
Blogger Kir said...

I HATE our firewall at work...I want to see the video!!!!!!!! I promise I'll swing by when I get home...

I am sure it looks like the "controlled chaos of my life" lately. :) xo

May 5, 2011 at 12:15 PM  
Blogger Lourie said...

I only have one boy. ANd that one boy has the energy of at least 20. I am not sure where it all comes from.

May 5, 2011 at 12:22 PM  
Blogger Macey said...

Having 3 boys is a true blessing from God. I have 2 and I can't imagine what life would be without them. :) Hands and hearts full are better than empty and longing.

May 5, 2011 at 12:25 PM  
Blogger Tammy said...

You're a great mom to those 3 boys! :)

May 5, 2011 at 12:39 PM  
Blogger Natalie said...

Oh, I know the feeling - and only one of mine is a boy!

May 5, 2011 at 1:07 PM  
Blogger Emmy said...

Yes, three boys would be overwhelming at times.. though there are some days I would happily trade my girl for another boy as oh the drama!

May 5, 2011 at 1:07 PM  
Blogger Alexandra said...

I have 3 boys and I couldn't feel more proud.

May 5, 2011 at 1:15 PM  
Blogger Gigi said...

Boys are crazy but they do love their mommies in a special way.

My life would be totally incomplete without my boy!

May 5, 2011 at 2:12 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

(My last comment self destructed.)
Three boys is not boy x 3, but boy cubed!!

They are a hoot though, and there is always wine.

May 5, 2011 at 2:33 PM  
Blogger Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I cannot.go.out.in.public with my 3 boys without hearing "You've got your hands full!" at least a half dozen times. As a result, I am never ever ever going to say that particular phrase to anyone!

But yes, they make me laugh and they do give great hugs and some days they can be so sweet I can barely believe it.

May 5, 2011 at 2:43 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

I can only imagine. My one boy is way more active and forceful than my one girl. I'm not sure what I would do with a houseful. Or how I would manage to feed them.

May 5, 2011 at 2:46 PM  
Blogger Amanda @ It's Blogworthy said...

I've always heard boys love their mamas....secretly I hope i'm raising a Mamas boy! HAHA

May 5, 2011 at 3:14 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Well, I have 3 kids. A 7 yr old and 6 yr old twins. Two boys and one girl. I would take a boy any time over a girl! Girls are drama, drama, and drama, whine, whine, whine! My daughter thinks she is the center of the universe and that everything revolves around her. My boys are easy most of the time! .. I have a friend that has 5 boys, SHE has her hands full, haha.

May 5, 2011 at 3:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Childrens Museum? =)

I have to say that I think your boys are a lot more active than my boys! Then you put them all together and it is crazy! (No wonder they go to bed early and eat lots! They use up tons of energy!)

Love them to pieces!! (and you too!)

May 5, 2011 at 3:18 PM  
Blogger Courtney K. said...

LOL I can't imagine having THREE boys. I have one...who is almost three, and he alone is enough to keep me running from "son up to son down."

May 5, 2011 at 3:46 PM  
Blogger Tracie Nall said...

that video is fabulous....as are you and your boys!

May 5, 2011 at 4:15 PM  
Blogger A Mommy in the City said...

I cannot imagine three boys! I have one little girl and she keeps me busy!

May 5, 2011 at 4:52 PM  
Blogger Jayme said...

I hear it all the time too- but I wouldn't have it any other way!!

May 5, 2011 at 5:14 PM  
Blogger Babes Mami said...

my ONE boy is more then enough to handle so I can't even imagine if we end up with three boys!

May 5, 2011 at 5:23 PM  
Blogger Grand Pooba said...

Hey I need a glass of wine every night and I don't even have kids!

May 5, 2011 at 9:51 PM  
Blogger Wild Child Mama said...

Wurd, sistah! And I only have 2 kids.
I love that clip from Sesame Street, right? Something old school:)

May 5, 2011 at 10:44 PM  
Blogger Shell said...

@wildchildmama No- that's actually my kids at the Children's museum!

May 5, 2011 at 10:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Really cool video!

And go ahead and drink the whole bottle!

May 5, 2011 at 11:11 PM  
Blogger Wild Child Mama said...

OMGoodness! Those are your kids! That is hilarious!! And awesome.

May 5, 2011 at 11:40 PM  
Blogger Sorta Southern Single Mom said...

Last night, after a very long day, and while trying to pack and organize for my weekend, I watched my girlfriend's three boys. She is the one that always bails me out when my kids are sick, so it was a no-brainer. There were 5 children between the ages of 7 and 9 in my backyard (Think your kids are close in age, she, who wasn't supposed to get pregnant naturally, had 3 in 14 months!). HOLY COW it sounded like I had my entire 4th grade class back there!

May 6, 2011 at 6:32 AM  
Blogger Claremont First Ward said...

Having 3 little boys of my own, I LOVED this.

May 6, 2011 at 9:53 AM  
Blogger mypixieblog said...

Awesome video. I can't imagine, but you are an amazing momma and your boys love you very, very much :) Happy Mother's Day!!!! XOXO

May 6, 2011 at 10:40 AM  
Blogger Jen said...

Hahaha! That was awesome, we are sooo outnumbered, aren't we?

May 6, 2011 at 11:27 AM  
Anonymous Paula @ Simply Sandwich said...

Shell - the video was the best! A true representation of busy kidlets! Hope you have an awesome Mother's Day!

May 6, 2011 at 1:36 PM  
Blogger Tina @ Life Without Pink said...

Girl you know I feel you. Boys are wild and crazy but so darn cute!

May 6, 2011 at 2:44 PM  
Blogger Kimberly said...

Aww, so sweet! I'm a mom to 3 boys also and I can completely relate to this post!

Happy Mother's Day!

May 8, 2011 at 1:29 AM  

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