So, being a mommy of two boys has been, um, a learning experience?!
Let's see... There's running, jumping, climbing, wrestling, throwing, and tumbles.
Then there's the toys - cars, trains, action figures, guns and cowboy hats.
And the imagination - robins and dangers (a.k.a. robbers and strangers) along with 'funder' and lightening and 'tomatoes' (tornadoes), car racing, dangerous airplane rides, and my favorite - pretending that Braeden is the daddy and I'm his daughter (though I did have a little experience with this type of pretending as a little girl. :) ).
I'd like to think I've been a fast learner - I get down on my hands and knees and chase and snarl as the boys take off running and giggling down the hall. I'll play car racing and do my best to make the fast sound effects and urrchhes to go along with it. I'll even be the 'bad guy' while Braeden captures me and puts me in time out.
There are some of this stuff that I was not ready for, though. This agression stuff... not sure what to do with that some days! And sports... totally clueless. I'm thankful that 3 and 4 year old soccer has basically no rules! I can at least follow the game a little bit (and it doesn't hurt that they don't keep score yet!).
But I'm learning and getting the hang of it... until the next stage comes that I'm totally unprepared for!
For instance, these new discussions that have descended on our 4 year old about what it means to be a gentleman. These discussions have included how to treat a lady, take care of his sister, and show respect and kindness to friends and strangers alike. When we got home yesterday from an errand, Braeden, asking me to wait, rushed out of his booster seat and then out and around the car to open my door for me. Some of it must be sinking in!
And thank goodness for a husband and daddy who is also dedicated in this endeavor, who knows all these little boy things that I never experienced or witnessed as a little girl. He's got me covered when I'm clueless!
It's an adventure for sure. And what a fun one!
I'm so thankful to be raising and watching and playing with these boys given to me!
Oh, and I'm so proud of myself for following the