Adventures With Sons

This change is baffling, but I would take a pesky son with glittering eyes hiding behind a tree over a sullen one who never met my gaze any day. It doesn’t seem like it when I’m late for church (and yes, we are working on teaching them that there is a time and a place … agreement on when and where is a different story) but this barrage of snowballs and Nerf darts is the face of love.

Read more

Mud and Mattresses–The Harrowing/Heartwarming Parent Moment of the Week

They played “King of the Kingsize,” which involved much wrestling, pushing, shouting, roaring, and general havoc. We sat behind this family with three girls at church the other day and the girls were gently giving each other back rubs during the service. I think this is the boy version of back rubs. Strangling … gentle attacks and strangling.

Read more