Sometimes I think about how I got to where I’m at and how I am the mom of 5 boys. When I was a young girl, I didn’t ever think I’d ever be the mom of a house full of boys, but I am, and I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world! That doesn’t mean that I haven’t thought about if I had a little girl though. Sometimes I don’t think anything of the fact that I don’t have a little girl, but other times, there are things that I think about the fact that I only have boys and thinking about those things, I’ve come up with the Confessions from a Mom of 5 Boys. Along with that, I’m sharing this fun #boymom shirt, because if I’m going to raise 5 boys, I think I deserve to have a #boymom shirt, don’t you? 🙂 If you’re a mom of all boys, I’ll show you how you can make your own shirt too.
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#BoyMom Shirt Supplies:
- Cricut Maker Machine or Cricut Explore Air 2
- Cricut Foil Iron On
- Cricut EasyPress
- Cut File (You can upload it to Design Space, here’s how.)
I confess, a few months back, I was watching my baby early one morning, and thinking about how he needed a hair cut, and for some reason I started thinking about how I’ll never have a little girl that I’ll never get to pull her hair up into her first pony tail. I wonder what it would be like to learn to do a little girls hair. Maybe it’s a blessing that I don’t have a little girl, I can hardly keep up with my own hair and keeping my boys with their hair cut!
Collect the supplies you’ll need for your shirt.
I confess, I wonder what it would be like to take a little girl dress shopping. I’ll never get the chance to take a daughter shopping for a baptism dress, prom dress, wedding dress, or anything like that. I’m not going to lie, I feel like I’m missing out a little bit by not being able to do that.
After you upload your cut file to Cricut Design Space, you’ll cut it out. You’ll need to make sure you put the shiny side of the iron-on material down on the mat, and then mirror your image so it cuts backwards.
Not that going for pedicures is a thing I really do, I’ve only ever had one in my life, but if I had a daughter, I’d like to think that it’s something that I’d enjoy doing with her. Maybe someday I can take daughter-in-laws with me to get one.
Weed your image that you cut out and get your EasyPress set up and ready to be used.
I’ve thought many times about the fact that I’m always going to be the mother-in-law. I know that isn’t something I should worry about, and I hope one day to have daughter-in-laws that feel like my own daughters, and I hope that they’ll feel like they are comfortable enough with me that we can have an amazing relationship, but I confess that it’s something I think about.
Place your decal onto the shirt where you’d like it, then set the temperature and time for your EasyPress to what it needs to be for foil iron-on and the fabric you’re using.
Sometimes I look at little girl clothes and hair bows and I’ll never get to buy those for a daughter. Just the other day my husband and I were wandering through Target and I saw the most adorable little girls dress. Sigh, sometimes I just can’t think about how fun it would be to dress a little girl.
Use your EasyPress to iron your decal onto your shirt. Click the go button when you start on the front. Turn the shirt over after the timer goes off and repeat on the back.
I confess that I think about that I’ll never get to see my husband take a little girl out on a daddy-daughter date. As a little girl, those were some of my favorite times spending time with my dad like that. I guess that means that I’ll get to go on a lot of mother and son dates…
Peel up the carrier sheet, and you’re finished. Sometimes I like to do one more press after the carrier sheet is off, I just make sure to cover the decal with a thin towel.
I won’t ever get the chance to teach a daughter about how to put on her makeup or do her hair, or watch her figure all that out on her own. I will get to watch my boys grow and get excited about hanging out with friends or start dating.
Maybe I won’t ever know, until I die, why I was chosen to be a mom of all boys. I wouldn’t trade my crazy, stinky, messy and loud boys for anything in the world. I love them all dearly and I love being a boy mom, so that’s why I made myself this fun shirt. Of course, I had to add a little bit of something girly to it, so I used the foil iron on, to add a little sparkle and shine.
So I’ll proudly wear my shirt, because I am a #boymom and it must keep me busy because anytime I tell anyone, they always respond with “you’ve got your hands full!” Well, that’s true and my heart is full as too!
Are you an all boy or all girl mom, or do you have a mix of kids? I’d love to hear! If you’re a boy mom, can you relate to any of these Confessions from a Mom of 5 Boys?Linking up to some of these parties.