With four boys in our home, there is an OVER abundance of
The boys have been in one another's face since Thursday mid day when they got out of school early. All weekend we have begged, pleaded and demanded they stop their fussing with one another.
This afternoon we were at wits end . . .
enough was enough . . .
we let them go outside to the middle of the backyard
and work it out. Do any of you other BOY Moms/Dads resort to that?
Just let them work it out between themselves?
It starts out as a "dance" kind of thing and then progresses . . .
grasping hands . . .
walking in circles . . .
daring one another to make the first move.
Of course, Randy and I are "watching" the entire event making sure nothing gets out of hand.
Then one of them takes a swing . . .
maybe a kick or two . . .
one grabs another around the waist . . .
down to the ground they go . . .
rolling around on the ground . . .
one is on top and then the other.
Before long . . . the scuffle ends . . .
sometimes they just walk away from each other . . .
sometimes they start laughing . . .
sometimes there are tears . . .
but more than anything . . .
they have worked out their differences
everything is right once again between them.
I don't know what it is about boys . . .
the need for the roughness . . .
the need to push it to the edge . . .
the need to challenge one another.
The whole thing reminds me of animals in the wild . . .
on one of those nature documentaries . . .
Whatever the reason . . .
I am thankful for how God made my little boys . . .
even if I don't understand them!