Saturday, October 20, 2007

Rowdy Boys?

Okay, is it just me or are my boys more hyper than other boys? Every now and then I will see a family of boys and they'll be happy with just walking around the house, talking to their mom, reading a book, playing on the floor with their Legos. Not mine! They must think we are deaf because they don't just talk, they almost yell when they talk! Where do they get those vocal chords? It's not that they are trying to yell, they just think their brothers are deaf. LOL! I think I could go deaf if they keep this up.

My boys have visited the ER many times since they've turned one, know the ER staff from frequent ouchies and stitches or losing teeth. They are allowed to run in the house but the rule is once you cross over into the living room, all yelling and rowdiness must cease. Charles and I call it the "Peace Room". Notice this is much different from the Peace Pipe. Everyone thinks they have to talk louder than the other one to be heard.

When I see these calm kids in some families, I rack my brains wondering whether it's genetics, whether they are drugged, or if the kids is so terrified of their parents they are scared into silence. Just kidding on the latter. The only consolation I have is in a book I read by James Dobson. He said it is very much genetics. If you and your husband were both very hyper children, what makes you think you'll have calm children? Ooooh man. It's set in the stars for us. As children, Charles and I bounced off the walls. Trust me. I remember. I hope there are other moms with boys like mine. At least I wouldn't feel alone! Don't fret though. I am very much working on mellowing out these boys before they get married. (Uh, yeah).


Melany aka Supermom said...

My boys are loud like that. LOUD! You are not alone

Happy Elf Mom (Christine) said...

I was a good kid so everything is my husband's fault LOL!

Mrs. C

kellygirl said...

Hi! This is Kelly from "Over head under grace". thanks for finding me. I had honestly just about stopped blogging altogether. It has been so hard to find or make the time to post or comment. I have one good friend that checks up on me though. You have given me hope! By the way, I think I can understand the whole testoterone overload thing. I grew up in a house of all brothers, 5 younger and one almost the same age. But now I have three girls (and one sweet boy). Now I don't know which is worse, the rowdy boys or the emotional girls.'s 6 of one and 1/2 a dozen of the other...ya' know!?
Hey I'll be back to check on you!

Qtpies7 said...

I know a LOT of boys like that, but I thank God all the time that mine are NOT like that. I couldn't handle it for long. I babysit for twins who are very loud and active 2 days a week, and they are fun, but that is all I could handle of them. Their parents are on the go people and Donnie and I are "Oh, I need to relax from relaxing" kind of people, so our kids are calm, too.

El Shaddai Ranch said...

I found your blog from Raising Five. Now that I've read the first page I realize we are a lot alike. Congrats on baby #5. I just had #5 3 months ago. We have 3 boys and 2 girls and YES our boys are R-O-W-D-Y! Our house is falling apart b/c they are constantly running into walls and doors : )

momto9 said...

oh my goodness you just described my 5 boys:) Everything is with the EXTRA energy!!
So yup you are not alone!