When I was growing up in Mexico, I always heard that a man with “Mama-itis” (what you call a Mama’s boy) was not a good thing. My husband and I have two sons, ages 10 and 16. Even though I knew having mama’s boys was not good, I was starting to feel left out because I only had sons. I didn’t ride single track on a dirt bike, I didn’t take them shooting, and I didn’t have “cool” guy friends like my husband. My husband took care of that, and they have a great relationship with him, for which I’m grateful.
Recently, my ten-year-old asked me who was the most important woman in his life. I told him I was probably the most important woman right now, but when he got married, his wife would be number one. When I looked at his face, I didn’t see a boy anymore – his expression showed me he was becoming a man. He embraced what I said, and I could see that it made an impact. I want my sons to grow up to be good men, and you are helping me shape them and make a difference in their lives. Thank you!
My Sons Won’t Have “Mama-itis”
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