When I had my fifth son, friends and relatives seemed to think they had to console me. Maybe they needed to – after all, I was overwhelmed….and it must have showed.
Apparently, moms of boys (and especially those moms with no girls) are deserving of sympathy.
You see, back in those frantic days, it would have been really nice had I had the book, “Boy Oh Boy!” – Beily Paluch’s guide for mothers about the wonderful world of boys. Because if I had read this adorable and helpful book, maybe I would have breen more secure in my role as mom of boys.
If nothing else, maybe I would have been confident enough to let the annoying comments roll off my tired and harried back.
“Just think, you’ll have five wonderful daughters-in-law!”
Or: “Now you have a basketball team!.”
Yup – just a few of the comments from well-meaning friends, acquaintances and yes, even family. Continue reading