What is it like to be the only female in the house full of boys?
I have been asked before how do you cope with all those boys?
Don’t you feel left out? Football crazy, boys toys crazy?
Doesn’t the toilet seat get on your nerves or their smelly bedrooms drive you mad?
Don’t you miss out on pamper days with daughters or shopping trips to town?
And my answer is always No to all of the above!
Yes I am definately ‘out numbered’ in our house, but that’s ok because this house that we live in is our family home.
We may battle for the bathroom, live with War Hammer models all over the dining table whilst we eat our dinner on our laps, the table that once was pine and now resembles a children’s paint station.
I am amazed of my skills that I have learnt including half asleep walking through a lego minefield, bare footed at 3am, sorting 3 different pairs of socks that belong to different boys with similar sized feet. Learning skills like stick man wars, skate boarding, nerf gun wars, trampoline football and so much more.
Now I know that the bath will always be covered in god knows what unless I clean it, and when men stand up to use the toilet half asleep, well let’s just leave it to your imagination.
But I know this is all OK because one day the house that is full of noise, hustle and bustle, X box and music will be just me and my husband.
My boys will return to tell me their stories but they will never leave lego on the floor or paint on the table. This time is short, precious and I can always buy another table but I can never buy these years.