The Truth of Life with Three Boys

Gold Can Stay

DSC_0020As the mother of three boys, I have fielded my share of queries regarding what life here at home must be like—questions about the noise, the messes, the expense . . .

Though I am far from an experienced Mother of Three Boys, this is what I can share now, nearly a decade into parenthood and almost five years with three.

Truth, or myth?  Here we go . . .

With three boys you must have your hands full.

MYTH, SORT OF:  I have never really understood why this expression seems to be put side by side with parenthood.  Even before children my hands were full with working, graduate school, avocations, and charitable work.  Parenthood, and parenting three boys, has not changed that.  The hands were full before, and they’re full now.

Your house must be like a fraternity.

SOMEWHAT TRUE:  There is a tremendous amount of scary, very…

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