Boys are not a burden in the family unit. They are a wonderful blessing! I mean it with my whole heart. But as they turn into teens, that's another story. But as long as they and, I, their mother, get along so well -- on my terms, we are fine. Kidding aside, my teens are okay. They carry so much responsibilities in life as they move closer to twenties: jobs, submitting to cranky bosses. etc... Ah-ha, it's pay back time! Finally,(almost) it is extremely difficult to train a boy in the way his father does not go. So, I guess, that's life of a mother with boys at home. I love it!