Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Boys will be Boys!

So yesterday we had no power all day. It was a good lesson for the girls to learn. No power means no T.V., no radio, no homemade bread we were planning on making (and no blow dryer for mommy)... We had dinner at my parents and when we came home at 8:00 pm, it was finally back on. The trucks from the electric company were still there working on the power lines. (we were one of the few lucky houses whose power came back early...the other 250 people were still out of luck). I got home (David was still at the community college helping with sport's physicals for the fall) and unloaded the kids and all my stuff from the day. Once I was finally inside, I realized that Tyler was not in with the girls. I panicked because I REALLY couldn't find him anywhere. I ran outside and sure enough he was still standing by my truck (at least 5 minutes later). He was fascinated by the big work trucks and the bright lights set up across the street. I picked him up and he kept pointing at the big trucks and grunting. He didn't want to leave. We stood there for a few minutes more, and I realized that it really doesn't take much to make him happy. Boys are so less complicated than girls. It's such a refreshing change from the girls fighting over dress up clothes and crying because they can't have MORE lip gloss on before bed. Don't get me wrong... I LOVE my girls, but I also love the change of pace that little boys bring. Yeah, Tyler's crazy and has learned how to pull the girls hair, hit people with his plastic hammer, and throw strawberries overhand across the room, but he also likes to stand and look at electric trucks. It was nice to share that simple moment with a 14 month old. I need to have (and ENJOY) more moments like this....





3 comments:

Mike and Amie said...

Thank you for the wonderful reminder of the wonder and calm of a boy. I needed to hear it. I've had 2 girl babies in a row and have felt like a fish out of water when I think of having a boy baby. It will be wonderful! Thanks again for the reminder.
-Amie

Jess said...

It's so true, boys are so different than girls! And what a good mom to realize and enjoy the moment! You're so awesome, miss you. Jess

Elizabeth said...

I would have to FULLY agree with your friends and you about BOYS! :) They will have their moments, but yep! they are totally different. Blake loves trucks too...and could stand outside for minutes watching the construction trucks too. He also loved Firetrucks...Wheeooo Wheeoos..:)