Boys Tree House

It's a Boy!

It's a Boy!

     When I was pregnant with our little boy, my husband and I cheated and paid for a 3-D ultrasound so we could find out early if we were having a girl or boy. My husband had decided before we went in that we were definitely having a girl. It only took a few seconds before the ultrasound tech told us and showed us we were having a BOY! We were both so excited!

     To be perfectly honest, I was so excited to be having a boy, but for a brief moment I was a little panicked about having a boy. If you know me, you know I am about as “girly” as a girl can be. I know not all girls are which is great, but I am well aware of my “girly-girlness”. I love the color pink, glitter, and dressing up. My second home growing up was a ballet studio. I even had the joy of teaching little girls how to dance for a few years before getting married. So, I’ll admit I was nervous that I wouldn’t know what to do with a little boy. The moment was very brief, and I quickly began dreaming of playing with my boy.

       Looking back, God definitely made preparations for me to be my boy’s Mama. I grew up with my cousin, more like a brother, who made it his mission to make sure that I was well rounded. Some of you know my cousin and know he is a hunter, fisherman, baseball player, and lover of anything outdoors. He made sure that I learned how to climb trees, build a tree house, fish, swim in a pond (I still can’t believe I did that), did his best to teach me to play baseball (he failed), and play in the mud. I did my best to also make sure that he had a good appreciation of things I enjoyed. I mixed in my Barbies with his GI-Joes, made him play “house”, and he had to endure years of dance recitals. I’m pretty sure I was helping to prepare him to be the Daddy to his two little girls. One of which who has a strong love for princesses and dress-up, but, yes, is also a lover of the outdoors.

            When I was almost 9 years old, God gave me a brother. I had prayed for years for a brother or sister. My brother was the biggest, toughest, “non-stop” little boy that ever did exist, at least to me. I was so much older than him that I felt like and still do feel like he is “mine”. We fought like normal siblings do and, of course, I was annoyed on more than one occasion with him, but he taught me so much that would prepare me to be Mama to my “non-stop” little boy. He taught me that although he was as tough as nails he also had a sensitive side that I needed to be aware of just as my little boy has. I have joked many times that my little boy is just a remake of my brother in some ways. He also looks a lot like my brother, but I’m certainly not complaining about that. :-)

            Then along came my husband. The ultimate handy-man, outdoors man, Jeep loving guy who has taught me words like caliper, the difference between a table saw and a miter saw, and has given me a love for home improvement projects. Where my cousin left off, my husband has taken over in keeping my girly-girlness in balance. He also makes sure that when I am naturally over protective that I step back when our little boy needs some independence. When our little boy needs help putting together a Lego set with way too many pieces or figuring out how to build an elaborate train set, his Daddy is just the right guy. God gave me the perfect partner to raise our kiddo.

            I can see now that God made preparations for me to be Mama to our little boy. And if he ever decides he wants to try Ballet, I’ve got that covered. You might be wondering why I haven’t mentioned my own Daddy. Well, that’s because my Daddy was a-ok with my girlyness. He let me teach him my latest ballet step and on rare occasions even let me give him “hair-dos”. Maybe you can relate to my moment of nervousness when you found out you were having a boy or girl or maybe just the fact you were having a baby was enough. The funny thing now is I think I may be a little nervous for another brief moment if we ever have a little girl, but until then I get to practice a little “dress-up” by making sure my little boy is a sharp dressed little guy.

            Boys Tree House would love the privilege of helping to keep your little boys dressed and looking their finest. You’ll find the most comfortable play clothes and adorable dress clothes in stock and ready to ship in our collections today. Use code treehouse10 at checkout for 10% off your purchase. Boys Tree House offers free ground shipping!

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Dressing a toddler for school.

Preschool Morning Confessions

            My little boy started preschool this past fall after MANY pep talks from my closest friends, who happen to also be teachers, and many, many days of ME crying because how was my baby old enough to go to school?!? Thankfully, he LOVES school and even asks to go on his days off. I admit I had visions of perfect mornings before dropping him off to school, but let me just give you a glimpse of our mornings before preschool and any other event that requires we be there at a certain time. Here are just a few things that have come out of my mouth. :-)

 

  1. You have to get up now. We’re going to be late. (An hour after he actually woke up.)
  2. Eat your breakfast, please. 99X (I’ve heard of those kids who really like to eat…)
  3. You have to wear clothes to preschool.
  4. Why are your socks wet? I just put those on you.
  5. Oh wow, these jeans fit yesterday.
  6. Please, get out of the dog bed. You’re going to be covered in dog hair.
  7. Do you have any boogers in your nose?
  8. Where are you? (Find him hiding behind the curtains.)
  9. Why is your shirt wet? (The one I just put on him. Any other parents out there with a kiddo with a love of water?)
  10. You’ll have to watch Paw Patrol when you get back home. He then asks me to pause it the whole time he's at school. :-)
  11. Where are your shoes?
  12. Halfway to school…Where are your shoes? (Don’t worry; this only happened that one time the day we were on the way to MEET his teacher.)
  13. The most important- I love you! You make me so happy!

 

     I’ve decided getting a toddler dressed is like dressing an alligator! I love my boy, and wouldn’t want it any other way! Amazingly, when I peek in his classroom before the teacher lets the class out, he is seated perfectly at the table right on task. Boys Tree House has all you need to keep your little guy looking good, but you’re on your own in the mornings!

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                 May your mornings be great,

                                                                                                           Amanda

 

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6 Events That Led To Boys Tree House

 

  1. Boys are hard to shop for (BEFORE Boys Tree House :) )

     As many of you know, I have a little boy. The day my husband and I found out we were having a little boy we walked into a department store to buy his first outfit. EVERYTHING was PINK! There were maybe 2 small racks of clothes for boys in a sea of pink. The older he got, the harder it got to find cute clothes that I really liked.

 

  1. Daydreaming
     October 2015, my family and I were walking the downtown streets of my husband’s hometown. I walked into a cute boutique and found a section of children’s clothes. There wasn’t a single thing for my boy. Standing there in that store, I had a daydream of my own clothing store just for boys and there was a tree house in my dream.

 

  1. Daydream became a constant thought

      After that day, I kept thinking about that dream, and it became something I couldn’t ignore anymore. I mentioned it to my husband one day, thinking he would brush it off, but to my surprise he thought it was a great idea. A little later, I ran the idea by my mom, and other close family members. They all thought it was a great idea.

  1. Asking God

     I am a chrisitan, and I try to always ask God what His plan is before making any decision. I can’t say I’m perfect at this, but if it is a life altering decision, then He is THE one I want to hear from. I sat down with my Bible sometime in January 2016 and asked Him to tell me what to do. I “randomly” opened to James chapter 1 and began reading. These verses were “jumping off the page”.

  • Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. James 1:22
  • In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead. James 2:17
  • You see that his faith and his actions were working together and his faith was made complete by what he did. James 2:22
  1. Research, Planning, & Action

      I had my confirmation! My husband and I began researching how to open and run a business. And, oh by the way, I’m a military spouse, and we FREQUENTLY move which made it all the more challenging to figure out how to open a business and make it portable. It took months of research, calls to various agencies, filing paperwork, moving again, and FINALLY we were almost ready to open Boys Tree House, but not before going to Market.

    6. AmericasMart Atlanta

     My mom and cousin (more like my sister) graciously met me in Atlanta to SHOP! This was the most fun and exhausting weekend!! AmericasMart is huge and there was a lot to figure out on our first visit. Needless to say, we bought the cutest boy clothes we could find, and I think you will agree!

      My hope and prayer is for you to make Boys Tree House THE place you go to dress your little boys! I’ve been featuring a different brand each day during this week of our grand opening. The brand of the day is Collared Greens! 

                                  

      Collared Greens is an all American brand with all of their products made right here in the USA. Their flagship store is in Richmond, VA. Boys Tree House carries their t-shirts and bow ties. The t-shirts are made of soft organic cotton and printed with environmentally friendly ink and made in North Carolina. The bow ties are made of fine imported silk and made in New York and are as adorable as can be! Your little guy will look so handsome!

 

Today’s offer is 15% off Collared Greens with coupon code: collaredgreens15. One coupon per customer. End 3/2/17.

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                                                                                                Happy Shopping,

                                                                                                            Amanda

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