As a mom of two boys the Frozen movie phenomenon has mostly missed our house. I’m ok with that. Even though Frozen hasn’t been on repeat since coming to home video in our house I still have heard the songs enough to have them memorized. My son said all the girls at his school sing the songs all the time, yep, he’s right, I hear them signing them when I pick him up. I hear girls singing them in Target, doctor’s offices, even at the zoo. I hear it everywhere.
I thought it was time to give in to this blockbuster of a hit and put a banner up in my etsy shop so all moms and dads can have just one more Frozen item in their house, to all the fed up mom’s and dad’s out there, you are welcome. Hey, we have a similar problem in our house with the Lego Movie.
I mentioned the zoo up above. Let me tell you how our local zoo, the movie Frozen, and my soon-to-be-three sons are all connected while I show you some pictures of this cute banner.
I have to back track just a bit to make this story complete. When we found out our second child was going to be a second boy, I was a little surprised. Nowhere in my world was it possible my second baby was going to be a second boy. My whole life I thought I would have two kids, the first a boy (to be the over protecting big brother), and the second child a girl. Both pregnancies were very different, a FOR SURE indicator (as everyone said) that the second was a girl since the first was a boy. So when the technician said, “it’s a boy”, my reaction was not elated joy but more of a “What?!?! Not possible”. My reaction was just weird enough there was some moments of awkward silence by the tech.
Now fast forward to just a few months ago. This third time around, I learned a lesson, I learned not to assume anything and that it is a 50/50 chance that this baby would be a girl and a 50/50 chance they would be a boy. As the ultrasound date grew closer my anxiety grew higher. I was at peace with a boy or a girl but anxious to learn which gender they were. Sure, a girl would be nice, but there is some peace in having a third boy, I know how boys work, I already have two, and let’s face it, I love them to pieces.
How could you not love these two little hams. They are just the cutest. I had this strong feeling I was having a third boy, after all, I am the oldest of three girls. So when the technician said, “It’s another boy”. I was ok with it. In a lot of ways, I was relieved. I’m about to have my third child, having them be the same gender as the first two seems to make life easier somehow. There were no tears shed, no pouting, I was going to be a mom to my third boy. End of story, so I thought.
A week after the ultrasound, we went to family night at the zoo and we sat in front of the karaoke stage to eat our dinner. Kids gathered on stage to play various instruments: drums, electric guitars, sing vocals, etc. The music started, “Let It Go” was being sang by about a dozen little girls. I very innocently turned to my hubby while the boys were eating their sandwiches and said, “awe, look at all the little girls singing”…..the words barely left my mouth before the crocodile sized tears started rolling down my checks followed by the words, “I’m never going to have a little girl”. Followed by more crocodile sized tears. My husband couldn’t help himself, he started laughing, which helped me start laughing. I have no idea where they came from, they came out of nowhere. My hubby said, “Put yourself together, what is the matter with you, we’re at the zoo and everyone can see you crying”. My kids were oblivious to mommy’s embarrassment. I took the song literally, I sure did let.it.go. Right in the middle of the zoo, in front of all those people. The tears stopped when my oldest said, "this song is dumb, why don't they sing the Lego Movie song". Life is good.
I’m happy to report, there have been no further tears since that moment. I’m excited to meet the next cute little ham to grace our family in just 26 short days (not that I’m counting). He’s going to fit right in to our crazy, goofy, chaotic lives. But every time I hear the song, “Let It Go”, I’ll think back to that July day when there was a brief moment that I wasn’t sure and I’ll giggle and laugh at what could have been and how life is so wonderful with my three little peanuts.
Now go to my etsy shop and buy this cute banner or if you are blessed to have all boys like I am and don't see yourself throwing a Frozen themed party anytime soon, do me a favor and share it with your girlfriends!
And while your at it, check out two of my favorite bloggers that have all boys themselves:
Look at Shelly with her four (!!!) boys:
Look at Jen with her three boys:
Oh, and this post with all three boys sitting around the table just makes me so excited, I can't wait for this in my own life: