Sunday, March 29, 2009

Something about a boy

I used to think if I ever had kids I'd have one, a blond-haired, blue-eyed girl. So sure was I of this that when my oldest was born and they handed him to me, my hands started to shake. What was I supposed to do with a boy? We had nothing in common! How would we ever connect?!

Fast forward 12 years: I now have two boys and every day is an adventure, from what they say (Mom, why do girls get mad when I ask how much they weigh?) to what they do (see video).

video

Gone are their toddler pot-bellies, the silky super-hero capes they used to wear 24/7, the Batman masks I duct-taped to their faces because they kept falling off. Gone, too, are the glow-in-the-dark sunglasses my oldest insisted on wearing to bed for six months, my youngest's inexplicable fear of balloons, not to mention his much-appreciated though short-lived fascination with vacuuming.

Today, they're only angelic when they're asleep, though they won't actually go to sleep until I kiss them good-night.

When they're awake they equally frustrate and test me, arguing with each other and pushing the envelope, not an ounce of angelic in sight. Even so, the older they get the more often I sneak into their rooms late at night to stare at their pinked up cheeks, wondering what else life has in store for them, if they'll be happy, and if they'll ever meet someone who loves them even half as much as I do.

15 comments:

Travis Erwin said...

Great post. i have two boys and though they are younger I have an idea what you mean. My oldest is terrified of balloons.

Ramona said...

Aww, what a heart tugging post!
*snort*
Luv the video clip too!

kyla-dale said...

This is HILARIOUS
(the video, I mean)

Re: the post, you make me wanna have a couple of pink-cheeked boys!

Victoria said...

Oooh, I love your posts Ms. Kennedy. I read em to keep me semi-satisfied until I get to read your next book.

Stephen Parrish said...

Nice. I'm a sucker for PAPs (Parental Attitude Posts).

Mystery Robin said...

I love to hear about your boys. I had 2 little girls and was terrified of having a boy, too - what would I do with a boy?!

But now, of course, I love my little guy to death. Nobody loves their mama like a little boy. ;)

Nadine said...

Great flight your little guy took there! LOL I'm a nervous wreck about having kids, still can't decide if I will or won't

But each time I read one of yer posts I must admit I soften a bit

wordman17 said...

Wish I could try that
snow slide! Looks like fun.

ORION said...

hey is that the same pile of snow that was there when I was visiting????? How come I didn't get to slide down it?

LarramieG said...

Hope your boys read this, Holly.

JKB said...

AW!

The video is hysterical! :)

Trish Ryan said...

Awww...that's gorgeous. I hope your sons find your blog :)

Travis Erwin said...

Glad I came back for the video. That was hilarious.

Adam said...

Funny video clip.
Makes a guy wanna give that jump a try himself!

Heidi the Hick said...

You nailed it, perfectly. boys are awesome. I feel so blessed that I have one of each because they're both amazing in different ways... but I get it. Having a son teaches a woman a whole different view of life!