Friday, August 13, 2010

All boy

My husband and I were surrounded by all girls for 17 years. We had girl dogs, cats etc. We just didn't make boys and we didn't get boy animals. I didn't have boy experience. Our little guy broke me in gently. UNTIL recently. Man oh man he is turning into the whole "snakes and snails and puppy dog tails." And I don't even know what that really means but I'm going to tell you how I interpret it.

I think boys sliver on the ground like a snake and get filthy dirty. I think they pick up snakes, worms and/or any other creature crawling on the ground and think it's cool.

I think boys are built to operate at a snails pace when the need to speed is in order. They just creep along like a little snail while you are anxiously awaiting. I think they often live under a rock (or hard cover). Life is going on around them while they are way out there in outerspace. Hello! Anyone in there? Didn't think so.

Alas - puppy dog tails. I think boys smell like a wet puppy dog tail very often. I think you often wonder where on earth that tail has been oooorrrr maybe you just really don't want to know (yep that better sums it up).

But......(isn't there always a but?) Are they not the cutest little slow slimey stinky tails ever?

This weeks adventures have included but not limited to:

Rolling full body in the moist dirt at a playground. Head to toe - no joke - no exaggeration. (there are witnesses but no pictures)

Rolling on the porch with the dogs while dressed and ready for school. Yes in deed that made for a pleasant start of the school/work day.

Wrapping fruit-by-the-foot around his thumb like a cast - and then eating it!! Yum Yum

He asked me to take this picture of him being a "taco".

He's the one on the left that looks like a hot dog rather than a taco but it's cute either way.

And then there's the night he wanted to dress like a cowboy for VBS closing night. Yes - I see a cowboy in this pic.

WHAT? You see no cowboy? Erkle comes to mind right?

Here he just wanted to show off his mad puzzle skills.

Awesome I know!

And in case you don't follow me on facebook - here are a couple quotes worth re-quoting!

While recently shopping for a shirt (for myself) he wanted to know what size to pick out for me. I stated, "well - I have to look at it to know that" but he persisted and looked over the tags and proclaimed "it could be a large or medium or extra large - but we darn sure know it's not a small". aaaahhhhh the cold hard honesty of a son is like no other!

While having dinner one evening one of our daughters asked her sister to hand her a biscuit please. Owen promptly jumps up and grabs one and hands it to her. As he walks away he states "well - my hands may stink since I had them on my feet and they stink!!" Sweet - bet you all want a biscuit served up by Owen now!

And on a serious note - I asked him about his teachers. Oh I have Miss Guida and it's Miss Guida not misquito. Oh ok glad you clarified that for me. And then he went on to say that his heart beat races when he goes to her class because he LOVES it!

So thank you God for allowing me the opportunity to discover snakes and snails and puppy dog tails. Such an adventure it is.

Love you guys,



Julie Reynolds said...

Yes, boys are an interesting lot. I've got 2 teenaged boys. I remember when you oldest was about 6 or 7. We were in the car, and I looked down at myself and said out loud. Ugh I'm fat. My son looked at me with the most serious face you could ever see, and said. "Mom, you're not fat, you've just got a lot of body."

Teresa @ ♥ Too Many Heartbeats ♥ said...

That is the funniest but sweetest description I've ever heard of little boys! My hubby and I were blessed with 3 daughters (24, 18 and 16) and we've also had almost ALL girl animals. I wouldn't know what to do with a boy if it were dropped right in my lap. But my, oh, my how we want a son! I just have this yearning down deep in my soul for one. I don't know why or what it's about but I want one. I always have. We shall see what the Lord has in store for us since we did the human 'permanent fix' on my hubby almost 16 years ago. There's still that constant longing......

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Calley said...

Oh! I love this!! You hit the nail on the head! We have 3 boys, and they can't get enough of trying to bring frogs and other critters indoors. One day the came in telling me that had eaten a few ants! (and they weren't that bad, or something!) phew. They keep us laughing, that's for sure.

Holly said...

This is GREAT!! I am left the only female in a house of the male gender!! There's hubby (although he's a MAN now... so he's opposite of the boys. LOL!) and the 2 youngest at home... and occasionally college boy graces us with his presence! HAH!! So I TOTALLY GET this post and RELATE!!

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