Digital content creator and entrepreneur Murugi Munyi is opening up on the challenges she has undergone as a boy mom.
According to Murugi, she shares a strong bond with her firstborn son, Ethan, as she had him at such a young age but that did not prepare her for when her son would be all grown up and require "male guidance and leadership,"
"I had my son when I was 19 years old and for the first 6 years of his life I was a single mom," started off the Wild by Murugi CEO.
Murugi Munyi went on to gush over her son and how their relationship was so special since they had been together through the thick of it all.
According to the mother of 3 one of her toughest times in history was when her son was all grown and had to undergo the rite of passage.
As a boy mom, more so a mom who is used to cuddling her baby and responding to all his whims, Murugi had a hard time coming to terms with the fact that she couldn't hug him and cook for him as she would please because tradition dictates otherwise.
"By far the one thing that nobody prepared me for as a boy mom was the experience of him getting the cut! The most difficult part for me was the fact that because it is a male-specific activity...
I mean my husband was there with him but the fact that I couldn't hug him and hold him and cook for him and take care of him that was really really difficult for me," Murugi Munyi narrated.
She went on to add that she enrolled her son in a sort of therapy 10 days boot camp session that would help him with everything she couldn't as well as help him "learn what it is to be a man and what to expect as they enter this new phase of their lives,"
10 months ago when her son was going through the initiation process Murugi shared how difficult the period was for her as she couldn't relate to anything or offer her son any sort of guidelines as she was clueless on what goes on.
"Seeing Ethan today he already just seems different. As a mom to a boy, this has been such a challenging time for me because I can’t really relate to what he has gone through or the change it comes with," Murugi wrote in part.