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If you know anything about me you know that I am out numbered in my home. Ratio of 3/4. It is man city around here. Lot's of grunts and and farts. Tarzan mating calls and WWF announcements. God gave me boys. God gave our family ONLY boys. That's right. I have 5 nephews. Not one single girl.
Loud. Disgusting. Dirty. I mean filthy most of the time. They are adventurous. And Daring. Imaginative. Creative. Who else builds three story forts using chairs, rope, clothes pins and sheets? Who else can imagine swords out of twigs and guns out of finger tips? Who can fight off the dragon with just the swat from his hand? Who else thinks lizards are neat and snakes are cool? Who fights off the bad guy? Saves the damsel in distress? Builds Lego cities out of one set of blocks? Sleeps with his cowboy boots on? Toggles a battery and engine on a Hotwheel and makes it run? Makes up games like tasketball (tackle basketball)? Gets a black eye and laughs about it? Breaks an arm just to know how it feels? Lassos a llama? Throws horse manure by hand without gagging? Rides bikes over ramps landing in "the ditch"? Catches marshmallows on fire just to watch them burn? Quotes Star War's incessantly? Aims for the bull's eye every time? Know's the name of every gun and ammo it takes? What insect eat's what? And what a lizard's mouth smells like? BOYS. They are WARRIORS. One day these boys will be men.
That's why LOVE and I take the job of raising these man-childs very serious. When they were first born LOVE and I set up some "rules" for our little hero's.
#1 They would LOVE God. I mean LOVE Him. Not just go to church and say they love Him because Dad and Mom do. BUT LOVE Him. With all their hearts, mind and souls.
#2 They would be a blessing to other's. They will have manners. They will be respectful. They will be disciplined. They will treat others equally.They will be compassionate. They will be gentlemen. They will have integrity. They will be responsible for their own actions.
# 3 They would be leader's. Don't follow the "in" crowd. Be yourself. You are unique. God made YOU for a PURPOSE, that no one else can fill.
#4 Live life to the fullest. Live life on purpose. Have a plan. Take risks. You only have one life. LIVE it!!We don't want children who do things half ass. If your going to do it. Put your heart into it.
#5 Have FUN. Enjoy life. It's not all about the things you obtain and the money in the bank. It's about experience. People you meet. Memories you make.
I would love to say that we stayed true to those the last 13 years of parenting. We haven't. As you know there has been a stretch of time where money was everything. Our little men caught on to that. There has been times we have been cruel to others. Held on to things and stuff to long when God is beckoning us to take the ride of our lives. For the most part though. We have tried to stick to them. We have taught them to take risks. To LOVE God. To be a blessing to others. To take the high road.I am told often that they are such gentlemen.
My PUNKS are one "those" kids. (soon to be one of the "unschooled" children) Rarely trying to fit in. Really a blessing to most people (except the neighbor, who hates night games that start way after those children should be in bed)
This is why I am so MAD!!!
Oldest punk is being bullied. Momma bear is PISSED!! I want to go find this rugrats mother and rip her face off. Literally. If you knew me back in the day, you know that I was a fighter. I too was bullied in elementary and jr. high. One day I had enough. I hit a boy square in the gut!! Then I never stopped. I was angry. I fought all the time. I fought at the local school playground. Grocery stores. Gas stations. Vacations. Barbecues. Weddings. I fought the night of my highschool graduation after the ceremony. I fought a girl the 2nd date with LOVE. I fought. I will fight this mother!!!!!
Well HE would probably do what the oldest PUNK is doing. Being PRUDENT. Cause Momma didn't raise no fool!!
A FOOL SHOWS HIS ANNOYANCE AT ONCE, BUT A PRUDENT MAN OVERLOOKS AN INSULT.
Can I tell you this annoys me? I want him to go beat the crap out of this kid. 'Cause I know he can!! Tell me. What do you do when it comes to your precious child and bullies? What do you do when you know what God wants you to do but you BELIEVE your way is better? Seriously. I am seeking counsel!!!