December 7, 2011

Bringing up boys

{Embracing Boyhood} 

Little Boys 
author unknown
Little boys come in all shapes and sizes,
Shy and adventurous, full of surprises,
With misshapen halos and mischievous grins,
Small dirty faces, and sweet, sticky chins.

They'll keep you so busy, and yet all the while

Nothing can brighten the world like their smile.
And no greater treasure has brought homes more joy
Than a curious, active, and lovable boy!

Bumps and bruises are a natural result of rough-and-tumble play...

A beloved baseball bat that is swung a hundred times a day...

Don't forget the skinned knees and muddy jeans that mark rambunctious play...

And yet there is always room for sweet snuggles and cuddles with loved ones who are here to stay.


That Little Boy of Mine
written by Robert Southey
Two arms that hold me tight
Two eyes that shine so bright
Two lips that kiss goodnight
That little boy of mine

No one will ever know just what his coming has meant

Because I love him so - he's something heaven has sent

He's all the world to me

He climbs upon my knee
To me he'll always be
That little boy of mine



  1. Thanks for this post, Karen! I love the poems you shared. So true, so true - I wouldn't trade the noisy, rough-and-tumble mischief and big hugs for anything!

  2. That last picture-too cute, I can barely stand it.

  3. Your boys are so sweet!! Love your mother's heart.

  4. I had to share this (thanks P31 for connecting me to this blog)on FB. This post fills my heart with love and thankfulness for my 29 and 56 y/o boys and I lifted you and yours up to the FATHER.

  5. So precious! We used to read that book to our boys too (16 and 20 now)and I'd get a little tearful each time. Thank you for such a sweet post. (I came over from P31 FB also.)

  6. I love the poems and as the mom of (soon to be) four little boys, I look forward to having everything day filled with those wonderful surprises!


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