Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Teaching My Boy A Little Manhood
This is Josh, my oldest boy. He just turned 11 years a few weeks back.
I was in the kitchen last night and glanced down at the dog. She was looking at something over by her dog food. I kept looking at the food to see what she was all excited about. Sometimes dogs get weird about flies. I peeked around the corner and screamed when I saw a dead mouse floating in her water! I was not expecting that! Apparently, neither did Snickers!
I knew Steve wasn't home (is he ever when something like this happens?) and I didn't want to deal with it. Dead things just gross me out! I thought to myself that this is a great opportunity to teach my oldest son what it is like to be a man of the house. I called him over and told him that since his dad was gone, he is the man of the house. I told him that I needed him to be brave and take care of the dead mouse for me. I think he grew two inches taller, when he realized that he could do something manly for his mom!
He came back and I explained that he needs to get used to doing these type of things so that when he is married he will be able to take care of his wife. He just gave me this cute little smile!
Great job, Josh! You passed this "manhood" test with flying colors!