We spend a lot of time with little boys. My youngest daughter plays on a co-ed hockey team where she and another girl are the only girls. Many of my younger daughters friends are boys, so we have boys in our home for playdates frequently. And here's what I've noticed: Boys and girls are different. When girls get mad at each other, they sulk and often won't talk to each other for days. When boys get mad at each other, they might hit each other or get in each other's faces, but then it's over. They go on like nothing ever happened. Boys tend to be louder, dirtier and a bit more impulsive than girls. Boys seem to always be on the lookout for adventure, while my girls are a little more cautious. Some of these things are personality traits, but even having two rough-and-tumble girls, the energy and noise level in my home is nothing like that of the homes of my friends who have boys.
In writing Everyday Truth, I try to stick mostly with topics that are relevant to both boys and girls, but I know that sometimes I post on topics that are more useful to parents of girls. It's not that I don't like boys. It's just that I don't have any experience raising them.
Today's post is for parents of boys. I want to introduce you to a great community, solely dedicated to the challenges and joys found when your the mom of a boy. It's called The MOB Society. MOB stands for Mothers of Boys. On this site and Facebook page, you'll find other moms who understand the challenges unique to raising boys and revel in the joys found in raising boys. You'll find posts offering encouragement, ideas and challenges all related to raising boys. The site offers books dealing with the topic of raising boys and even a book club. If you have boys, you'll want to check out The MOB Society.
Whether you have boys or girls, let today be a day that you treasure the joy of raising them. Take a minute to focus on the all the reasons you love your kids. As Psalm 127:3-5 says "Children are a heritage from the LORD, offspring a reward from him. Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one’s youth. Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them." Be blessed today by your full quiver.