I'm a girly girl.
I grew up in a family with no brothers and one precious older sister. My dad was a great dad, but he didn't incline to making his girls do boy stuff.
Oh, I went fishing with him a few times, but that was daddy/daughter time. Put it this way, he usually put the worm on the hook for me....
My beautiful mom was all gentle, kind, feminine and lady-like. She encouraged everything nice with just a hint of spice.
In elementary school, boys were weird.
In junior high, they were really interesting. :-)
In high school, they were still interesting, but immature.
In college, they were interesting, no longer immature, and pretty cute.
In my 20's, boys were hard to figure out but fun. ;-)
I hit 30, married one and had two of my own.
And then my education started.
As I'd like to think a lot of moms do, one day I woke up and realized that I didn't understand these little hellions at all. Why did they like playing with toy swords? Why did they like garbage trucks? I mean, I'm not against garbage trucks or anything, but what's the fascination? As they grew older, why did they want to do everything that might result in cuts, burns, band-aids, and casts? In a nutshell, why did they want to do anything that had a possibility of getting them killed or at least severely injured?
There were a couple of years there where I just felt alone. Seriously.
My husband's a good caring guy. But he's a guy. He’s not a girly girl. Thank God.
My boys. Well. They're my boys. And they do what boys do.
So, it hits me:
I didn't really understand the opposite sex until I had boys of my own. It's not my fault....I just didn't get it. Given my upbringing, how was I supposed to? I'm a person who learns by doing. And what I had done was finally come face to face with the other sex at their most visceral....when they're boys.
They love all things heroic. All things dangerous. They have dreams of saving those they love. They day-dream about fighting the bad guy and rescuing the girl. They are proud of their bloody badges of honor: beginning as skateboarding scrapes...ending up as black eyes...and then, I guess, war wounds.
Sure, when I was younger, I knew that boys were into, uh, boy stuff. But, once I saw first-hand their minds operating on this level for real, I decided that I was going to celebrate my boys. It is the best way I can love them.
There isn't another clothing brand, that I could find at least, which attempts to capture the interesting journey of mothers who love their boys for exactly who they are.
So, I'm a boymom. I'm proud of my special role in the lives of my two little maniacs. And I wanted to share my little paradigm shift with other moms who have maniacs of their own.
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I was sent one of the Blood Sweat and Tears Hoodie in grey to review and I could not be happier with my choice! I love that it’s so light weight and thin so that it will be perfect for the upcoming fall season and can also be worn through winter and spring :0)! The shirt arrived super quickly and I could not wait to try it on and see how it fit! I am very pleased at how well this shirt fits and how comfortable it is to wear.
I love the football player on the front of this shirt and the saying Blood Sweat and Tears, I’m a huge football fan and even though we don’t have any family currently playing on our hometown football team my husband and I still attend the games every Friday night and support our home town team! I’m looking forward to “Bug” getting old enough to start playing sports and I hope that he decides to play football!
I’ve worn this hoodie a couple of times to try it out and test the durability and it’s great! I love to wear it for my daily workouts inside the house because it’s so comfy and it really moves with your body! I’ve also put in through the wash and dry cycle and it’s held up beautifully with no shrinkage!!!
I love my new Blood Sweat and Tears Hoodie and I look forward to wearing it a lot this fall and winter! I love the other selections available on BoyMom website and I look forward to adding a few more of them to my own personal wardrobe collection in the very, very near future!
I think that any of the designs available on their website would make a wonderful gift to any new mother who is having a precious baby boy or for a mother who my already have some over active little men!
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This review is based strictly my opinion. Others may have a different opinion with the product listed above. I did receive the Blood Sweat and Tears Hoodie mentioned above complementary for this review. No monetary compensation was received.