Saturday, May 16, 2009

New Territory

Growing up, I was a bit of a tomboy. Because of this (despite having no brothers), I felt VERY well prepared for marriage and hoped I'd be blessed with some little boys!

I caught snakes, bugs, gutted fish, played sports, enjoyed getting dirty, blah, blah, blah. Oh and I can out eat many boys, so I understood the priority of FOOD!! I understood being tough and food. Yup, I was ready.

What I didn't realize was that even though I did these tomboyish type things, boys are still VERY different from girls, at least my man certainly was! A good friend of mine, lent me the book, Bringing Up Boys, when I was talking to her about this perplexing person I had married. It was an eye opener.

Boys are different.

This is proved to me daily...
I'm not a big fan of killing bugs. I'll do it and you would never find me acting scared to kill a bug, but it's not high on my list of enjoyable activities. (Playing with live bugs or already dead bugs is one thing, but I'm not into the killing aspect.)

For my boys, though, it's all about the kill. Killing bugs is big entertainment in these parts - especially if you can manage to do it with your bare hands!
Their combined skills netted two dead flies.
...which they proudly brought to show mommy!


  1. Sorry but I had to laugh! They are just too cute. As for me I don't like bugs or SPIDERS!!

  2. I love the little Heather pictures! So cute!!

    Funny about boys and killing things, though. Makes sense, but it would've taken me by surprise somehow too.

  3. I love the pictures of you as a little girl - they scanned in really well!

    I've been trying to find a way to e-mail you as you won a Fairy Houses book during "turn off week" at my blog, I'll Tell You Later Betty.

    You can contact me at laterbetty at gmail dot com.