I am a mom of three. Two girls and one totally wacky and wild boy.
Before I had my son, I heard rumors . . . urban legends about the totally insanity of raising boys.
I didn’t believe them.
How could these tiny boys be so full of crazy? How could they be so, well nuts? Much like the story of Bigfoot, I just didn’t believe.
And then, I watched as my son turned two. He started walking into walls and shooting at nothing with random objects. He began to view furniture as an obstacle course. He began removing his pants and running around the house in pull-ups.
My son is a twin. He has a twin sister. I marvel at their differences. His sister will sit at a table and color and mold play-doh. In complete contrast, my son will attempt to set crayons on fire and eat the play-doh. The twins will ride their tricycles down the street and my son will ride straight into a tree without slowing down.
The care and feeding of boys is still a mystery to me. How do you calm their tiny bodies down? How do you teach them fear? My greatest concern is that my son doesn’t fear anything. He will jump off things without an ounce of hesitation. Stairs are taken two at a time, any curb becomes an opportunity to transform into Buzz Lightyear.
I’m learning. Every day is an opportunity to figure my son out. There is so much I want to teach him . . . if I only I could get him to sit still and listen . . . and keep his clothes on. I want him to respect others and have a strong sense of self. I want him to find solutions and be independent. I want him to be an amazing father and husband. I want so much for him.
My son is only two. I have time to crack his “boy” code. I’m trying every day and learning. He really has taught me so much. He has taught me to throw out the manual when it comes to parenting. He has taught me that love something is wild, crazy, and totally insane.
It has been a beautiful lesson because I love that boy . . .
to infinity and beyond.
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