Puberty (say: PYOO-ber-tee) is the name for the time when your body begins to develop and change as you move from kid to adult. We’re talking about stuff like girls developing breasts and boys starting to look more like men. During puberty, your body will grow faster than at any other time in your life, except for when you were a baby.
Got this quote from KidsHealth.com and realized that I may just be smack dab in the middle of puberty! Not me of course but my baby oldest son Erick. One Saturday we were cleaning the house and he walked by me and almost knocked me out with the rank smell of his non antiperspiranted (I made that word up) underarms. I said “Erick you stink, please go take a shower” he said “WHAT? It’s my manly musk”
Ummm you aren’t a man #1 and #2 manly or not you STINK.
Just like I wasn’t ready for the beginning of the school year, I am NOT ready for puberty, I think it’s quite comical that the beginning of the word is pronounced like P. U. because that’s exactly what tends to happen first when boys hit puberty, stinky smells.
Here are five things I’m not looking forward to during puberty:
- Bathroom time! Like seriously dude what are you doing in there? (don’t think I really want to know)
- My food bill… we already run through a loaf of bread in two days what’s gonna happen when puberty really hits?
- The emotional roller coaster. Erick is a super sweet kid. He still hugs me and is very close to me (read as he’s a mama’s boy) but I hear that puberty might cause him not to like me as much. I’m not looking forward to that.
- Girls…. I know they are going to be all over him like white on rice… (pray for me). Erick has a beautiful set of amber eyes, they have been known to stop women in their tracks…. what are they going to do to 11 yr old girls?
- The deep voice, body hair and growth spurts! When Erick turned 2 he didn’t have the baby smell anymore… this made me super sad. I can only image how sad I’ll be when my boy really starts turning into a man.
Although I’m not ready for puberty I know it’s a wonderful part of life that I have to learn to embrace. My big guy attended his first overnight trip with out family this week and I was totally freaking out, which brought on this post.
If you are a parent of a boy in puberty please share your tips on how I can get through this.
Until next time…