Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas


December 5, 2013

Boys are completely different creatures


But that, folks, is life with boys - there is never a dull moment. In fact, after we returned home from our adventure, we had a great day out in the gorgeous Texas autumn weather playing at the park all day and taking our dogs to swim in the frigid waters of Richland Chambers. And that was just a Sunday afternoon with our family.
As I said, there is never a dull moment in our household. A typical school night consists of our 11-year-old trying to focus on his homework, while I’m finishing up a load of laundry and cooking dinner. But on a recent evening, the two little ones managed to sneak out into the garage (that is closed and secure, of course) and bring their scooter and big wheel bike into the house. I was curious where this activity was headed, so I quietly stood back to observe their little brains in action.
And who knew - they created the one most dangerous game they could have come up with. Our house has about three small steps down into a den, and what did they do? But of course, they rode their scooter and bike down the steps over and over again. 
Keeping them under close observation, I stood there and just laughed hysterically, because they were laughing that incredible infectious laugh that all babies and toddlers have when they fill a room with happiness.
Then, not 30 seconds later, our oldest comes flying down the stairs armed with toy guns and crossbows, hitting the ground with an abrupt military role as if he were seeking out the enemy.
I sat there in amazement that their little minds can not only conjure up these activities (that may in fact do some serious bodily harm), but more that they have no regard to the fact that they could tumble head over heels down the stairs, or even hurt themselves with one of their toys.

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