day 16 theme: on raising boys and a poem. (for poetry month =)
this poem has always been sort of my wish for my boys. like if they did every thing in this poem, well, they’d be men. good men. i stumbled upon it when i was pregnant with my oldest son and through the years i have tried to apply the little lessons woven into each line while raising all my boys. raising boys is a funny sort of job. especially for this girl who was an only child. i knew so very little about boys, even to this day they remain kind of a mystery to me. their wily, sometimes gross ways can be so distressing, but at the same time, there is something so wonderful about their presence in my life that now i don’t know what i would do without them. i think the only advice i might have to offer, would be this: keep a sense of humor. most boys are very lighthearted and just plain silly. at least mine are. they are not really that deep or collective like us girls. at least not yet. oh. and they LOVE food. lots of it!