these boys

These boys.  Their energy is unprecedented in my life.  I have been friends with boys and I have lived with boys, but never have I experienced this raw, bouncing off the wall from sun up to sun down excitement.  Their wills are extreme, they are boisterous and loud, disorganized, chaotic, and well plain old crazy.  

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But they have a sweetness that can’t be denied.  A passion for life that is honestly enviable.  I admire them with all my heart.  

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Sometimes when asked by a stranger once again (and again, and again, and again) with a bit of shock in their eyes what its like to have all boys, or if I wanted a girl, or how do I manage  (or the plethora of other slightly uncomfortable questions) I am taken aback.  Society wants me to have a little girl in my life.  The general whole of the people I meet mention it some how, but me?

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I couldn’t imagine life any other way.

I always joke that I don’t want to give up my throne any how, but the truth is these boys steal the spot light despite my obvious difference.

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They are the light in my soul.

6 thoughts on “these boys

  1. To be honest, I don’t know how you do it without going nuts! My one little babe drives me nuts and I think her energy level is just normal. I think it is probably about letting some things go, which I have a bit of a problem with!

  2. Mariah! I read this just at the right time. I’ve only got one little boy, but he is the strongest willed being I think I have met and the past week has been a bit rough. I often think there can’t be as trying a little boy out there, but now I don’t feel so alone. Those first few sentences of your post are so spot on. And everyone who meets my little man eventually gets to saying how “busy” or “non-stop” he is. Yes. I know. Yet I can’t imagine him any other way.

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