10 Things That Stink About Being the Only Chick in the House

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Aside from all of the farts, of course.

As much as I'm down with the DudeMom life, there are times when I wish my lovely lady lumps weren't the only ones in residence.

Here are a few not too awesome elements of being the only girl in a house full of Dudes.

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The only time they get excited about glitter is when a piece of it gets stuck in their eyes.

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There's no one to celebrate a BOGO sale at the shoe store with.

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Just once, it would be awesome if someone would notice when I get a cute new pair of earrings.

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Everyone gets to sit around in their underwear except for me.

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I won't be going prom dress shopping, wedding dress shopping, the first day of school dress shopping, or any other kind of dress shopping. In fact, shopping for fun is not even likely to happen. Unless someone gives me a granddaughter to smother. Please, someone give me a granddaughter to smother.

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No one even asks who won the season finale of So You Think You Can Dance.

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I have to go see rom-coms alone. And be the really lonely looking chick crying into her popcorn in the back row (because dragging my husband along so he can laugh at the sad parts sorta ruins it). While my Dudes are all next door watching Godzilla.

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No one ever even bothers to think about the toilet seat but me. Unless they're shoving something in it.

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It smells like teen spirit, which when you're dealing with Dudes, that means sweat, and funk, doused with Axe body spray. My eyes? They water.

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Things like this seem like really good ideas. Every single time.

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10 Things That Stink About Being the Only Chick in the House

Amanda has been wowing the Internet since 2008 when she launched her pretty-much-useless guide for parents, parenting BY dummies. As it turns out, her parenting advice is not generally useful for more than a good laugh, but sometimes that’s exactly what you need! Amanda spends her offline time (which is embarrassingly limited) running a photography business, working as a social media director for a local magazine, writing freelance articles about stuff she loves, wrangling her 3 little Dudes ... More

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  1. ovation says:

    YES! I have 2 beautiful boys. Ones 4 and the second one is 1. I love them to death but I’m so jealous of my friends who have girls and can buy all the cute girly stuff. They just don’t have the selection for boys. But both my boys love their mom so I’ll enjoy the limelight until the day comes they find a girl of their own. But I just found out we’re expecting our third so I have a small hope maybe it will be a girl. But I’ve convinced myself it’s going to be a boy. My hubby takes after his dad who had 7 boys. All his brothers had a girl first then a boy. Guess we’ll see


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