These boys. Their energy is unprecedented in my life. I have been friends with boys and I have lived with boys, but never have I experienced this raw, bouncing off the wall from sun up to sun down excitement. Their wills are extreme, they are boisterous and loud, disorganized, chaotic, and well plain old crazy.
But they have a sweetness that can’t be denied. A passion for life that is honestly enviable. I admire them with all my heart.
Sometimes when asked by a stranger once again (and again, and again, and again) with a bit of shock in their eyes what its like to have all boys, or if I wanted a girl, or how do I manage (or the plethora of other slightly uncomfortable questions) I am taken aback. Society wants me to have a little girl in my life. The general whole of the people I meet mention it some how, but me?
I couldn’t imagine life any other way.
I always joke that I don’t want to give up my throne any how, but the truth is these boys steal the spot light despite my obvious difference.
They are the light in my soul.
6 thoughts on “these boys”
To be honest, I don’t know how you do it without going nuts! My one little babe drives me nuts and I think her energy level is just normal. I think it is probably about letting some things go, which I have a bit of a problem with!
oh girl there has been a whole lot of letting go… it IS the only way not to go nuts, you are right!
I couldn’t imagine a momma better equipped to love on and raise those crazy boys than you.
aww…. thanks liz!
Mariah! I read this just at the right time. I’ve only got one little boy, but he is the strongest willed being I think I have met and the past week has been a bit rough. I often think there can’t be as trying a little boy out there, but now I don’t feel so alone. Those first few sentences of your post are so spot on. And everyone who meets my little man eventually gets to saying how “busy” or “non-stop” he is. Yes. I know. Yet I can’t imagine him any other way.
no no no you are NOT alone!!! I hope next week is better for you Alicia. I defiantly feel you. Some weeks are just better than others!