Now that I have a son, I take her words as those from an expert. I've had a few years of training with my boy and I am now going to pass my knowledge of how to survive life with a son onto you.
In the first few years, the difference between boys and girls is trivial. Just always remember to duck! Once your boy becomes mobile and vocal, you need to start stocking up. Here are some of the supplies you will need. If you have anymore to add o the list, please leave them in the comments below.
Baby gates and plug covers
Step aerobics should be done on your own time. Not 50 million times a day because your son won't stop climbing the darn steps. It is also inevitable that your son will try to stick anything he can get his hands onto into any hole he can find.
This goes along with boys sticking anything they can get their hands on into any hole they can find. You might want to also add a pipe snake to the list. Drano won't do a darn thing for Q-tips shoved down the drain of the bathroom sink.
Lots and lots of laundry soap. And stain remover
My son is like most other boys I have seen throughout the years. Pig Pen. If there is dirt, it will stick to him like flies on.... well, he gets dirty. A lot!
Stain remover is great for grass stains and food stains. As of now, my favorite go to brand is Zout. As a precaution, I would recommend picking up a tub of OxiClean as well. It really comes in handy when said boy leaves crayons in his pockets and you throw your favorite sweatshirt in the washer/dryer with his stuff.
And Billy Mayes, may he rest in peace, was correct in yelling at you to make a paste. Make it. Use it. And stop crying.
Girls may squeal, but that is nothing compared to a boy. They yell. A lot. Ok, all the freakin time! These little boy creatures perceive their tone as normal. Telling them to "Shhh" does not work. That word is not, nor will it ever be, in their vocabulary.
A high quality vacuum
Their yelling is deceiving. Their mouths are not as big as you think. This causes a problem when boys go to eat. Not all of the food makes it into their mouths.
Of course, if it doesn't bother you for a dog to eat table scraps, you could get one of those instead.
Boys stink. Trust me, you need this!
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Until next time....