Raising boys while being a female is difficult.  I just don’t understand the way their brains work. I struggle to get in there and make sense of what they are thinking or how they are processing their thoughts.  My oldest son, who is my biological and the one I have raised since birth has been the most confusing.  For years I have begged him to brush his teeth, take daily showers, wear clean clothes, you know, basic hygiene.

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The tides have turned all of the sudden.  Now he is washing his face daily, brushing his teeth, taking showers, making sure he looks nice.  I can only wonder what her name is.  I tease at that part but yet I do wonder.  Has it finally clocked that cleanliness is best or is there another reason?  I am ok if a young lady has brought my son to this point.  It’s so much easier seeing him so clean, but I just will never understand why he just didn’t do it all in the first place?  Right behind him I have 3 younger boys who I have to beg to brush their teeth, wash their faces and take showers and other hygiene basics.

Maybe now that the oldest is getting all cleaned up I can hope the little boys will follow?  I know Daddy is always all cleaned up so I just assumed that would be enough.  So here is my question to all you out there with boys.  Is this normal?