Friday, January 23, 2009

Bringing Up Boys

I'm reading a book called 'Bringing Up Boys'.
So far, the underlying message throughout is
that boys will be boys.
Accept it.
Boys are going to be dirty.
They will carry bugs in their pockets.
They will be noisy.
They are loaded with energy.
They have a need to move,
and climb, and run,
and make trouble.

So the take home message is to celebrate boys.
Focus their attention, channel their energy,
savor their curiosity if not feed it.
I'm not much for parenting via a book, but this one makes sense.
So for now Emory, we'll celebrate you throughout your boyhood!
...just don't get too dirty :)

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