I’m new to the world of mothering boys.

It started a little over two years ago, when our world was already quaking with big changes. I found out we would have a new baby in our arms that fall.

Then we found out it would be a boy.

My husband’s reaction was immediate. This was true with our daughters, too, but it was a very different reaction to this news of a boy.

“Oh boy,” he sighed. “We’re going to have to make some changes.” It turns out he was thinking of his own boyhood orneriness and anticipating what was to come.

I was just unsure of what I would do with a little boy. I figured I had things down, being on kid number three, but oh, how wrong I was!

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