Who is living in a all male family and your the only female? How do you feel about it?
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Carole - posted on 12/14/2008
Thanks everyone who gave feedback on my question about how they feel about being in a all male family. I was raised with two older sisters and a younger brother. Of course I loved having two sisters most of the time minus the oldest making you do everything she wanted and if you didn't listen she would pull my hair or do something to hurt me.
My husband is 4 years older than me and well I hate sports (any type) and well sometimes I will suffer through watching it with hubby and the kids to be around them. As soon as I want to watch something on tv, he will go downstairs and stay there till he is done watching tv. I rarely watch tv and when I do I'll get one of the boys complain that they want to watch this or that.
I know all too well about the peeing on the toilet seat. My boys are 9 and 7. I have sat in it so many times and have both say to me it isn't them. Other times I'll look before sitting but it doesn't matter. If they peed all they have to do it wipe it off.
My two older sisters both have 2 girls, and my younger brother has a girl. My husband has 2 holder brothers and a younger brother. The oldest doesn't have a child nor married, then his older brother has a girl (17) and his younger brother has 2 boys.
I just feel like I don't get respected sometimes by my boys and hubby.
Samantha - posted on 12/14/2008
I live with my husband and our boys so sometimes I feel like the outsider but most of the time they treat me like the queen because I am the only female around and they need someone to look after all of them. And a short time ago, I got a female black lab, just to try and even out the score!!!!!!
Melissa - posted on 12/13/2008
I live in an all male household. My husband, 5 year old and two year old. Also, besides my sister-in-law's one daughter all my husband's side of the family has had boys!!! I think we're cursed. :~) My husband an I are adopting a girl just because our chances don't look so good! (and for other reasons too of course). It can be kind of lonely and I can't imagine it getting any better once my sons grow up. Oh well. I wouldn't trade any of them (including my husband - most of the time :~) ) for anything.
Sarah - posted on 12/14/2008
My husband is one of three boys and now we have two sons. Once i got used to standing on cars, soliders and watching alot of football - it is not all bad. Like my husband and his briothers my sons are mum's boys. My husband gets to wrestle and I get all the cuddles. This way I figure they wont be nicking off with my clothes and shoes. Just hope one day they bring home nice girls for me to meet.
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not including the cats. i am the only girl in the house.i have two sons and a boyfriend.i love it. having kids was the best thing i did with my life and i wouldn't trade the boys for anything.they might peee on the seat or leave the seat up but you learn to look before you sit.i always wipe the seat off before i sit down just in case. i love being the only girl in the house.if you include the cats then i'm not alone. i have two female cats and three male cats.still out numbered but not alone.
Corrie - posted on 12/13/2008
I was the only girl growing up with three brothers and I loved it. I never wanted a sister. Now that I have children of my own I also have one girl and two boys. (We are going to have one more some time in the near future) And I would be so tickled if history repeated itself and my daughter was the only girl. I think that for those of us who were raised around boys don't really know any different. For example, it doesn't bother me AT ALL when my husband leaves the toilet seat up. Is there something specific that you are struggling with?
Kara - posted on 12/13/2008
I love it! I did have to mourn the fact that I will never be the "IT" mom.....by that I mean, the mother-of-the-bride, the advice giver when a new baby arrives, etc. There is always that fear that daughters-in-law will be annoyed by every single thing I do or say, no matter what.....but at this point my boys are 8, 3, and 8months. I would not want my life any other way. They are loud, rough, always busy, and they like to get dirty, but they also LOVE their mommy. They can be so loving, so sweet, and so gentle! Every time I look at them, I am reminded that they will be husbands and fathers some day, and my husband and I have the job of teaching them how to do that successfully!
On a side note, whenever we are out in public, my husband is the one that has to take them to the restroom!!! That is such a great thing. :-)
I was the only female in my house up until 3 months ago. I also am the middle of seven kids with three boys on either side of me (one older, two younger) I do know that all the boys can get overwhelming. Espcially the noise level. Hence, I learned to insist on some time away, regularly. If I can't afford a pedicure then I'll go walk around Target even. Just something that gets me away, with peace and quiet. But I would trade my boys for the world.
Marie - posted on 12/13/2008
I grew up with 3 brothers. My dad and I have a great relationship. Not so much with my mom. Now I have 3 boys plus my husband...still out numbered. It's aight cuz I grew up liking ninja turtles, and now it's hot wheels. When I need my "girl time' I get all dressed up and go with my girlfriends or sisters-in-laws. but yes, sometimes it does get pretty rambuntious and loud!
Gayle - posted on 12/13/2008
I am surrounded by guys. But the boys are young. I don't mind it. I think it will be different once they are older and doing more guy things with their dad. Then, I am gonna really wish that we had a girl that I can go shopping with. But my girlfriends remind me that this is when I get to hang out with them more.
User - posted on 12/13/2008
I live in with more testosterone in my house, even my dogs r males. I use the Queen Bee card, and that counts for more than their votes all together, but unfortunately for me, it no longer works. We went Christmas shopping as a family, and I was so excited, but we ended up going to Bass Pro Shop, and the biggest TJ MAxx is near it, did I get to go to the Maxx, NOOOOOOO!
We stayed in that store for 3 hours, and then I said let's go to my stores, since I know what u guys want, and they were hungry and tired, and ready to go home because there was a basketball game on.
Where did I go wrong?
But I love my men, and they love me too, just not enough to want to spend a little time doing girls stuff!
Marianne - posted on 12/13/2008
i live in a house with my husband & 4 sons now that my daughter 21 lives up the block with her baby & boyfriend.my sons are 17, 16,9 & 6 and sometimes they can drive me crazy, but i really dont mind. but sometimes i feel like i have 5 husbands.i wont trade them for the world.
Stephanie - posted on 12/13/2008
I grew up with 3 brothers. It wasn't as bad as some people think. I know I was treated a little better and I was the special child since I was a girl. It was pretty nice. Believe me the boys were slobs and that kinda sucked but I'm moved out now. I have my own family and go figure we had a boy so again I'm in a house full of men. It's not something I think about anymore (still have the extra cleaning), but I'm happy with where I am now.
Pam - posted on 12/13/2008
I now live in a all male household because our youngest, a girl, went away to college and her two grown brothers are both getting divorced so they moved in with my husband and I. I grew up with 2 brothers, a mom and dad too, so I feel I'm somewhat used to the all boys thing a little. It's not too bad except when they track in mud, pee around the toilet or expect me to cook when they could do it too! It is very nice when I bring home the groceries though!! :)
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