3 yr old Boys anyone???

Amy - posted on 04/15/2009 ( 18 moms have responded )

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Hi Everyone,

My name is Amy im 23 and I have a 3 year old son and he is nuts(in a great way) : ) He is a typical boy and loves playing with trucks, helping daddy, he jumps off everything. He's just started getting into the boy cartoon such as buzz (especially) ninja turtles and spiderman which is influencing him and now he says he wants to be a superhero : ) he jumps, flips and cart wheels constantly. Its quite strange but funny and exhausting to watch and now hes using all there quotes for e.g last month it was "infinity and beyond" "attack " than yesterday he came to me and said "you killed my father " which he heard on spiderman so he wont be watching that again its like all these hero's give him permission to do what they do and you just cant tell him otherwise. as most of my friends have girls im just wondering what little your boys do??

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My son will be 4 in October and he is very much like your son. You're right about the movies. It's hard to find action cartoons that don't get too violent or discuss topics that our kids just aren't ready for yet. I'm actually struggling with this right now b/c my husband really likes to watch Dragonball Z with him, but I feel it is too violent. The bigger problem is that it's something they do together and I hate to take it away from both of them. Don't worry about your son though. Garret is doing all the things he is. It is hard to control, but it really is great having an energetic kid.

Claire - posted on 04/20/2009

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I would like to say THANK GOODNESS! My son is 3 ( 4 in June) and heis constantly on the move (even when asleep he some how always ends up being in 15 different sleeping pozitions through out the night) he is constantly bruised and constantly talking. I really did start to get worried that I was going to end up in some kind of trouble because of all the bruises he manages to cover him self in.He seems to be running and jumping and flying about all over the place. And when he isnt fixing something bob the builder/handy manny style then he is putting out a fire fireman sam style or pretending to be alex the lion. We live in the UK so as of september he will be in full time school which i think will be good for him as not only do we run and jump all the time. It's questions none stop and we have to stop and look at everything that has any lettering on it so he can say, "Look J for Jack oooh look M for Mummy and a O for orange..." and so on. His most worrying of tricks is trying to do seat drops including when he isn't even on a trampoline. I've seen the inside of A&E far to many times without broken tail bones to add to the list! But they are so cute and enjoy themselves so much you feel like such a party pooper when you point out that they should not be trying to back flip off the sofa (especially since it was daddy that taught them!)

Arlene - posted on 04/20/2009

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I know the feeling. My son Brandon is 3, going on 30. He says and does the funniest things and tries to negotiate EVERYTHING. (dont know where he got that from) But he is into the superhero's as well. I think I could play a part in the Incredibles as many times as we've watched it. He loves Nick Jr. and now loves playing the games on their website. And my 2 year old little girl isn't far behind. She's the "monkey see, monkey do" type. She is just as rough and active as her brother.

Cathy - posted on 04/20/2009

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hi my name is cathy i am 23 will be 24 on 24th april, i have 2 boys dylan just turned 3 couple of days ago, and lewis is 21 months, my kids are nuts aswell they hardly ever sit down they love playing with there cars and lorrys, they also jump of anything, forever hurting themselves, i have never seen any other kids as wild as mine, all kids have loads of energy but mine have loads and loads of energy. when they do eventually sit down its just to have there dinner and watch a bit of tv. they like fireman sam, ninja turtles, disney cars, scobby doo and loads more, as soon as they have finished they start running around and bouncing of the walls again. my kids are really rough and energetic but i would have it any other way.

Amanda - posted on 04/18/2009

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I have two boys one turned 4 on april 1st and one will be 6 months on the 23rd of this month and my four year old told me a few weeks ago that I needed to have two more babies and they needed to be girls so that he and his brother would both have dates. lol I tried to explain to him that's not how it works ( he is so adorable and will be able to get too many dates, lol), but you know how it is when you are trying to tell a 4 year old boy that something they believe is right isn't. Dosen't go over very well, lol. Just had to tell this story, I thought it was too funny. He also asked me the other day when I was changing, "If keegans not in there anymore, mommy, then why isn't your tummy flat like before?" I was ready to beat him, lol, I told him to give mommy a little time and that was why we go to the gym everyday. lol

Kerri - posted on 04/17/2009

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I have two boys who are 3 (4 in a week) and 8 mths and let me tell you it has been such a shock raising boys. That's only because i only had like 3 boy cousins out of 20 growing up and i was one of 3 girls. My 3 year old is constantly pretending to be a ninja turtle or power ranger which is really cute but he starts to go a bit overboard after a while lol! He loves spiderman, ninja turtles, ben 10, sponge bob and power rangers. His younger brother is just itching to get in on the action and i can only imagine how many play fights are going to end in tears when he can start wrestling too. It's just so amazing how out there they are considering i was used to playing dolls (and so was my mum but she is ecstatic to have grandsons since she had no boys of her own). Every day is certainly eventful and i don't think its going to get boring any time soon.

Sara - posted on 04/17/2009

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i hate spongebob too..... should be forbidden, sometimes it seems to teach kids to be violent with eachother!!

congrats to second boy... When u due... looks soon!!

Brenda - posted on 04/16/2009

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My little boy will be four in July, and he's a bit crazy sometimes too.  He's obsessed with Noggin, but lately daddy let him start watching Spongebob on Nick (and I HATE that show)...but you know how dads are sometimes...LOL.  I guess its better than when I caught him watching Bevis and Butthead on MTV with him...



He likes Handy Manny and both Dora and Diego, but he likes a lot of other shows too.  He likes Bob the Builder when we see it, but he LOVES Elmo.  He likes anything Pixar too.  He gets on the chair arm and says he's going to fly like Buzz.  I have to remind him Buzz ended up falling because he couldn't really fly.  I'm pregnant now with our second boy, so we've got round two of crazy boyness coming up.

Amy - posted on 04/16/2009

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Thanks for everyones input its great to read all the stories and im glad to know im not the only one and that its just typical boys. Gotta love em!!!!

Amy - posted on 04/16/2009

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Quoting Sara:

My son Liam loves crushing bugs...... i started to worry he might be a cruel kid.... but he cries once he realises they aren't moving n e more :)



Hi Sara, haha thanks for your response sounds like my little man although he doesnt quite feel remorse yet but loves crushing ants especially and hes so proud, i too sometimes think he do something like that as he has no fear even considering gymanstics of some sort He is aswell constantly covered in bruises typical boys : ) Iam in Adelaide,Australia.

Sara - posted on 04/15/2009

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My son Liam loves crushing bugs...... i started to worry he might be a cruel kid.... but he cries once he realises they aren't moving n e more :)

Sara - posted on 04/15/2009

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Hi Amy.... your boy sounds a lot like my Liam... he is 4 in June... spiderman is his idol... everything has to be from spiderman.. be it the plate he eats from or the shoes he will ewear till they fall apart.. he is wild and crazy... i think he might be a stuntman when he grows up lol... just the other day he met two 9 yr old boys that were from a circus family and they were showing him him how to climb tree's the "cool" way lol... lots of scrapes and bruises that day to add to all the other countless ones!



Where areyou from??? We live close to Frankfurt-Germany...

Amie - posted on 04/15/2009

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Our boy will be 5 this fall but I remember his terrible 3's like it was yesterday. =) It's not that he was a terrible kid, he's in fact pretty great BUT he is a boy and omg the heart attacks I almost had that year were numerous. He broke his leg twice, fell down a flight of concrete stairs and tore up his face, fell off a slide and winded himself... the list goes on. He was such a rough and tumble boy that the doctor's at emergency called in my hubby's parents to verify we weren't abusing him. My FIL was less than impressed that anyone would think we'd abuse our kids but it's protocol I guess. Thankfully he's grown out of this independent stage where he has to do and learn everything himself.
Mine is a huge fan of spider man though he's never watched the movies. Not quite sure where the obsession came from but I think it was mostly all the new cool toys that came out when the movies did. lol.
He's really into watching Mickey Mouse, My friends Tigger & Pooh and Handy Manny. He's actually figured out our timer on the t.v. so the t.v. will auto tune to those shows during the day. He's even taught himself to kind of tell time. In so much as that he knows what the clock is pointing at when these shows come on so when it gets close he comes to find me and let me know his show is on if we're not already tuned in to get ready. haha.

Maura - posted on 04/15/2009

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All 3 year old boys are crazy. Mine will be 3 at the end of the month. Very active. That's just the way it is. Getting them out in nature really helps. We go on little hikes all the time. Seems to be one of the only times he's not getting into trouble. Free to wander and explore.

Monika - posted on 04/15/2009

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WELL I HAVE AN ACTIVE 3YEAR AS WELL AS 2YEAR OLD THEY BOTH ARE EXTREMELY ACTIVE AS WELL THEY JUMP AROUND WRESTLE AND RUN ALL AROUND THE HOUSE DON,T WORRY UR NOT ALONE ON THIS.

Crystal - posted on 04/15/2009

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Quoting Michele:

My three year old is very active, and I haven't really had him watch any of the superheros. Not on purpose, he just really got into Handy Mandy and Diego...Now he thinks he can fix anything, meaning he trys to take it apart first and then trys to put it back together. That or he thinks that any animal is good and he trys to pet it or pick it up, which isn't a bad thing unless its a 70 lb goat. You just gotta love him.


see and thats why i HATE Diego.  what happened to telling kids to ask to touch the animal or even better STAY AWAY from WILD ANIMALS.  I mean I know its just a show but c'mon seriously our kids ESP BOYS are trying to do this stuff because they act out everything they see.  Not to mention the fact that Diego has some serious issues with his animal facts.  Most of them are wrong.  I'm so glad I don't have cable anymore so there isn't even the temptation to latch on to crappy diego...LOL sorry just wanted to vent for a second. LOL

Michele - posted on 04/15/2009

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My three year old is very active, and I haven't really had him watch any of the superheros. Not on purpose, he just really got into Handy Mandy and Diego...Now he thinks he can fix anything, meaning he trys to take it apart first and then trys to put it back together. That or he thinks that any animal is good and he trys to pet it or pick it up, which isn't a bad thing unless its a 70 lb goat. You just gotta love him.

Crystal - posted on 04/15/2009

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HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH sounds EXACTLY like Trent. I'm 24, have a 5 (6 in may) 3 (4 in august)(also Trent) and 1 month old ALL BOYS! LOL fun isn't it. I remember going to the park when my first was 3 with a friend of mine who is a yuppy and my guy spit on the slide then when he slid down he slid his hand down through the spit. It was gross yes, but he's a boy, and all I could was laugh. She in the meantime was freaking out that her son would never do something like that. but then again her son is one of the most uptight kids I've ever met. personally I think boys bounce off the walls and do gross things and thats what they are meant to do. They keep us on our toes!

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