Four years.

That’s how long I’ve been mum to a boy for this week. And as mum to two girls as well if there’s one thing I’ve discovered it’s that raising a boy is very different to raising girls.

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The middle one – our rainbow baby – turns four the day before Halloween, and as always when they reach another birthday I can’t help but reflect on how we got there.

So, what have I learnt in 4 years as mum to a boy? An awful lot, but here’s what sticks out the most.

4 things I’ve learnt in 4 years as mum to a boy

1. Wee gets everywhere. And when I say everywhere, I mean in places you can’t imagine.

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2. They never get tired of playing with their willy. And they’ll discover it sooner than you think.

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3. Almost anything can (and will) be turned into a weapon. Even if you’ve gone out of your way to avoid introducing them to any kind of weapon.

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4. If it can be climbed or scaled, they’ll have a go. Book shelves, doors, free-standing lamps, trees: anything is fair game. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

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Are you mum or dad to a boy? Can you relate to any of the above? I’d love to hear about your experience!

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