Extracted from www.Amazon.co.uk
Sounds like a must read! You can purchase this book online from Amazon and from all good book stores. I will certainly be tracking it down pronto.
As a mother of three glorious little boys I am forever amazed by societies prejudices and ill informed judgements. It saddens me to report that I have had strangers say and I quote, ‘Oh your house must be very noisey’ (yeah of course it can be, but equally it can be very quiet when the kids play Lego, do art or we snuggle under a blanket to watch Toy Story), ‘Oh you have boys, that must be so hard’ (ummm why would boys be any harder than having girls? Surely all children are draining at times on a mothers patience!), ‘Poor you!How do you cope?’ (Excuse me? Poor me! Are you being serious? Have you seen my beautiful children? They adore their mother and father. I am treasured by my kids. They kiss me constantly. We are incredibly lucky!), ‘How do you connect with a boy?’ (Erm…that’s too easy, my boys tell me they love me almost daily and mother can do very little wrong in her boys eye – It’s pretty cool!). OK I know, I can’t deny some boys ARE a handful, but equally some girls are exhausting. It comes down to their personality. All kids have potential at times to cause fatigue!
What saddens me most is that the majority of negative comments come from women, mostly mothers who may have been blessed with a Son herself. Perhaps her Son is a hyper active type of child? Perhaps the person making the judgment has girls and has no experience with boys. Let us not make snap assumptions as all children are unique individuals. What he or she has in their underpants should not be used with such inflated gusto. Now anyone who really knows us would never say such nonsense. Upon getting to know my Son’s they quickly learn how wonderful, loving and sweet they are. My little one last night said, ‘Mummy, you are so special to me’, I think my girl friend nearly fell over. But I do find it incredibly frustrating to feel I am having to defend my innocent children. I am obliged to say, ‘But they are GOOD boys’, What does this mean? Why do I feel forced to tell people this? Is it because society would have us believe that most boys are very naughty and hyper active? I can’t quite imagine mothers of three girls having to defend their daughters and say, ‘but they are such GOOD girls!’ It is somewhat assumed that girls will be good. No doubt mothers of girls have other prejudices to deal with. So with all this in mind, this book will be read with great interest by me.
Please do tell me your personal experiences? It is a fascinating subject…