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1/17/14



"Take a picture of me running around the table mom!"
Boys are foreign to me. Sure, I know the last 4 yrs, but the ones to follow are still a mystery.
I read a few books on raising boys earlier, like when he was a baby.
And now I don't have the time or energy to go back and re-read those.
This free download was just right.
If you have a boy... it's worth the read.

Raising Boys: Ten Simple Tips

And after another re-read... remember, those boys... turn to men. And some of these things still ring true.



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And speaking of boys...
D, "What do you think of E and I sleeping outside in the snow fort?"
Me... sputtering in my head, "Are you crazy?!" but manage to say, "Well that's up to you. Do you think you'll be able to be warm enough?" I've learned that although he might sound crazy from the get go, those ideas are well thought out in the end and I can trust him. :)
And so they are out there now. :)
Last weekend, a movie together. This weekend, a snow cave together.
And that movie last weekend. Together. That is how D described that time. It was obvious they were together spending time. Not he walking ahead, E lagging behind. But together enjoying each other's company and conversation. Smaug. They lasted until Smaug. And they didn't leave out of fear, but that... well it's a long movie and I think he just wanted to see that dragon they've been reading about in the "The Hobbit" each night before bed.
It was so fun to see him so excited before hand and to hear his reactions afterwards over a bowl of popcorn. He comes in the door, "Mom, I'm hungry, can I have some popcorn?" He used all his money for that ticket. And the smell of popcorn left him hungry I guess. And so late that night, with Miss L joining us, we had the most special evening at the table, just being... together... eating popcorn. A moment I don't want to forget.






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