words of wisdom
It's okay to not know, but it's not okay not to try.
Be the dog! Or puppy as it were...
25 Rules for Mothers of Sons 1. Teach him the words for how he feels. 2. Be a cheerleader for his life 3. Teach him how to do laundry 4. Read to him and read with him. 5. Encourage him to dance. 6. Make sure he has examples of good men who are powerful because of their brains, their determination, and their integrity. 7. Make sure he has examples of women who are beautiful because of their brains, their determination, and their integrity 8. Be an example of a beautiful woman with brains, determination, and integrity. 9. Teach him to have manners 10. Give him something to believe in 11. Teach him that there are times when you need to be gentle 12. Let him ruin his clothes 13. Learn how to throw a football 14. Go outside with him 15. Let him lose 16. Give him opportunities to help others 17. Remind him that practice makes perfect. 18. Answer him when he asks, "Why?" 19. Always carry band-aids and wipes on you. 20. Let his dad teach him how to do things 21. Give him something to release his energy 22. Build him forts 23. Take him to new places 24. Kiss him 25. Be home base
My mother used to say she wished she could spend a day with my older brothers as little boys again. I now have three teenage sons of my own and totally get what she was urning for... just one more day. Those precious, and fleeting, moments of little boyhood are always a tender backdrop for the much-beloved young men before us today.
♥ my little boy