Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

Opinion

December 5, 2013

Boys are completely different creatures

I get asked all the time if I wish I had a little girl mixed into to my brood of testosterone that is literally slung against the walls of our house on a daily basis. And my simple response is always, the truth, “I don’t think I would know what to do with a little girl”.
We recently went on a trip for the Thanksgiving holiday, and as I was walking through the airport I saw the cutest little girl carrying her baby doll under her arm. But then I turned to my right and saw my two youngest boys with their noses plastered against the big glass windows just drooling over all the airplanes taking off and taxiing around right before their big eyes, and it warmed my heart to know that even though they are rough and tumble (on a daily basis) I wouldn’t trade my three little men for the world.
We were lucky enough to spend the holiday in the mountains enjoying the first layer of snow and the crisp mountain air. But my boys’ idea of fun is having snowball fights (even in the middle of the resort village), and going on adventure hikes that follow the flow of the chilly creek that snakes through, around, and out of the resort village. Of course, all three of my boys were willing and able to try ice skating on the pond that isn’t completely frozen edge to edge just yet.
Not to worry - the professionals had the “safe zone” marked off for skating, but there is always that chance that a part of the ice may not be as secure as old mom would like it to be. Nonetheless, all three of them got out there and gave it a try. The 3-year-old immediately ran in the building and asked for a pair of “skaters” (skates), and the 2-year-old instantly took to the ice in his snow boots, running from one end of the ice to the other. The 11-year-old practiced his baseball slides on the ice and snow, only to soak every fiber of his jeans and sweatshirt to the core. 

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