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Donna - posted on 12/25/2009 ( 25 moms have responded )

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I am the only female in the house of males there ore days that I want to run away

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Cora - posted on 01/02/2010

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I hear you.....How many males are in your household? I have a friend who has 3 sons and her husband...I used to tease her about "My 3 Sons" I think boys are a blessing but they are definitely on a different plane of thought than most females. My 8 yr old son still hasn't got the concept of putting the lid down and flushing....it drives me crazy. One question though? Do you feel really protected? The males in my family seem to be really overprotective...

Jeanette - posted on 01/01/2010

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I also am in a house full of men. There are times when I run to my room and lock myself inside just to be free from those *male* things that they find terrific and funny that I find disgusting and rude. When we added to beautiful labs to our household I decided they needed to be female. While it really didn't do much to help me feel less outnumbered at least it sounds good. Just try and remember you are the most important female in the house. They will learn how to treat women through their relationship with YOU. Make sure they respect your privacy. Answer their female questions without embarressment. Hang strong fellow BOYMOM. Hang tough!

Janet - posted on 12/31/2009

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Run away and miss all the excitment. Not a chance. I have four boys two have moved out and two still live at home. I do not feel outnumbered at all. I am the Princess.

Julie - posted on 12/31/2009

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Quoting Rachel:



Quoting Julie:

My son is 17, he has his learners but I must admit if he waits till he is 25 before he gets his licence I will be happy, I swear he will kill himself in a car he thinks he is just the best driver ever and although he tries to drive properly when I'm out with him I see the "need for speed" tendencies in him.






Tell to wear a seat belt and he will not live for ever my 18 year old just was killed driving in a truck this october it was icey, but still the kids around here now know that they are not invincible.





 

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Donna, I feel your pain! I have 2 boys, a hubby and a male dog....even a male Beta fish. Stop I want to get off! These ladies are right...boys don't whine...they fight, yell and slam doors. It is tooooo quiet here now though. My baby went away to school 18 months ago and my oldest is 22 1/2 and is an Army Sargent in Afghanistan.
When things are too much (and Lord knows that can be weeks at a time!) find a copy of Trace Adkins, "Your Gonna Miss This". It is so true. Hang in there take a bubble bath with a glass of wine or a cup of tea and a cheap trashy romance...it will cure what ails you for at least 20 minutes! :)

Rachel - posted on 12/31/2009

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Quoting Julie:

My son is 17, he has his learners but I must admit if he waits till he is 25 before he gets his licence I will be happy, I swear he will kill himself in a car he thinks he is just the best driver ever and although he tries to drive properly when I'm out with him I see the "need for speed" tendencies in him.



Tell to wear a seat belt and he will not live for ever my 18 year old just was killed driving in a truck this october it was icey, but still the kids around here now know that they are not invincible.

Julie - posted on 12/30/2009

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My son is 17, he has his learners but I must admit if he waits till he is 25 before he gets his licence I will be happy, I swear he will kill himself in a car he thinks he is just the best driver ever and although he tries to drive properly when I'm out with him I see the "need for speed" tendencies in him.

Carla - posted on 12/30/2009

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I was also an only girl growing up with five brothers. On top of that I am a twin and my youngest brother was born on my birthday. Growing up I always had a brother around me. Looking back I would not change that.

Sandy - posted on 12/30/2009

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Hi Donna, I feel your pain...LOL I have 3 boys, 21,19 and 11. my 21 yr. old became head of household(so he thinks), when and why i don't know , my husband is still alive, my 19 yr. old is in college (at home) doing great, but iI thinks he'll never leave home and my 11 yr.old has an attitude like he's the only one in the world.Then there is my husband,the greatest guy around, I love hime from here to eternity, but still can be a baby...They are all my hearts ...but they all leave the toilet seat up in the midddle of the night....If you find somwhere realy good to runaway to, let me know, I'm in!!!

Susan - posted on 12/30/2009

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I have 5 boys and when they were all at home that is the way I felt very out numbered.Now that they are grown up they are bringing girlfriends home and it is so differnt.but sometimes that is a good thing..And my boys are very protective too. I have a 17 month old granddaughter so just imagine after 5 boys how spoiled she is.

Debbie Ann - posted on 12/30/2009

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I guess I have been lucky with both of my sons they have been awesome.No trouble at all.The girls are great but you know girls in their teens.LOL But I love them non the less.They have grown it to the most beautiful women you could ever hope for.

Rachel - posted on 12/28/2009

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that is for sure I love my daughter in law to be so far it is funny my boys are always so worried what I will think of them when they bring them home if i will like them wanting my approval and the daughter in laws to be are always wondering if they are pretty like me lol .

Teresa - posted on 12/28/2009

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Testosterone family here too! All 4 boys! Let's just pull our hair out and run screaming through the streets...or not. lol
Maybe they'll all get married some day and then we can have the daughters we always dreamed of having...without having to raise them through puberty. lol

Rachel - posted on 12/28/2009

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I went through this myself i got myself girl dogs. My boys though older loved me more than my daughter by being there for me when times got tuff i have 3 boys my boys where i will be by your side tell you can do anything and my daughter it is like see yah. so it was crazy but think of ways to get away if they drive you around the bend. Phone a friend go to the spa or visit. I didn't have tons of friends a few we would go for coffee just to get away.

Kim - posted on 12/28/2009

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So am I - even our two dogs are boys!!!!!

However, most of the time I am glad. Right now I am footballed out!!! Both boys played football, my husband is football crazed. Luckily the seaon is almost over.



However, my 17 year old - is lazy to the max. His friends come to our house and are extremly sloppy. We put in a cool room for them, in our loft room (we do not have a basement-so it is only one room) and they leave trash everywhere to say the least.

Most of them call me mom, they are here so much. One of them is a neighbor and he is here almost every waking moment unless it is school time.

Of course, part of it is I have really spoiled all of them, I guess. However, I love that my son has his friends here so I know what they are doing (for the most part)

He is getting to where he just comes and goes as he pleases without asking or telling.

He is so lazy, he does not even have the slight interest in driving. His friends drive or I take them. However, that might be a great thing. I don't have to fear about him being in a wreck when he is driving.

Sheri - posted on 12/27/2009

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I have 5 boys, 1 girl....the boys by far are so much easier! No whining, no questioning my reasoning, and over all a lot less maintenence (lovely as my daughter may be). and my husband is of the 'real' man variety, so no fluffy stuff for these boys. I love it, cuz I am treated as special (although still just mom, lol). My favorite is taking bubble baths every friday night....ahhhh!

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I agree with Kelly Kessler. I live amongst 2 boys and a husband. My cats are all female, so I guess that I still have the democracy, lol. I love my kids to death. Treat them well and with what u taught them, will follow in their lives.

Donna - posted on 12/26/2009

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yeah that was my first fear with my oldest but he got himself enough trouble but I am proud of him from learning from the mistakes and he made me really proud of him when he got his GED this last MAy

Deborah - posted on 12/25/2009

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Hi Donna,
I know how you feel. My sons are 26,24,12 plus a husband 53. I before my two older sons got married and moved out, i would have to get up early and get ready for work if I was late by the time I got out of the house I smelt like a man with all of there cologne in the air. I think the scariest time of my life with my boys is when they started driving! We had many calls from my husbands fellow police officers catching them acting stupid and close call with wrecked cars. I think that is one thing that a parents heart drops as when they get a phone call that they have been in a wreck. Thank God they were ok eventhough the trucks were totalled. I do have to say is my boys are wonderful men now. They are very respectful and have never been in jail. IF you ever want to talk let me know.

Donna - posted on 12/25/2009

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lol Donna......... great name by the way......... (Donna here also).... I know it can be hard !!! I was the only girl in my family, I had all brothers.. I say..... teach your sons how to be great MEN!!!! Talk to then open and honestly for thier ages!!! Also.. do guy things with them so they know that ur on the same page as them. But like I said before .. make them Great Men!!! Teach them how to take care of themself and how to treat a woman!!!

Donna - posted on 12/25/2009

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I have three boys one theat will be 21 and two one is 14 and the other 13 I love having them around but there are days I feel out numbered

Kelly - posted on 12/25/2009

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Hi Donna. You don't say how many kids you have. I have 2 sons, aged 21 and 19 now. I love having boys. They don't whine like girls do. And, I've been a single mom for awhile now and they are rather protective. I know boys can be rowdy sometimes. I have it balanced out by having a girl dog. Hang in there. Lil boys turn into fine, young gentlemen. I wouldn't trade my sons for the world.

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