If you’re a mother of boys, there is one conversation that inevitably comes up along your journey as a parent. It’s a conversation that you won’t be prepared for, and when it first takes place, you will probably react to with shock.
It’s a conversation about your son’s future wife.
As you gaze at that soft downy head of your newborn, you might be surprised that such a long off prospect could be something that crops up in conversations so soon. I mean, surely you need to discuss toilet training and whether the tooth fairy brings a gold coin or a folded note first?
But nope, somewhere along the way, especially if you have multiple boys, you will encounter this phrase:
“A son is a son until he takes a wife; a daughter is a daughter all of her life.”
(That and “Oh, you must have your hands full” THAT phrase crops up a lot too.)