Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Raising Men

Boys and Girls, Women and Men
Raising Men by Amanda Witt

When my boys were three and four, they spent a good bit of time patrolling the perimeter of the back yard with stick guns. One day they were making particularly gruesome sound effects and my feminine squeamishness, which I try to keep tamped down while mothering boys, got away from me. "I really don't like you pretending to shoot people," I told them.

"We're not pretending to shoot people," my older son said. "We're shooting pretend people. Dangerous ones."

John's meta post, Amanda's post .. well written, all of it.

Raising boys, watching them grow to be men, is fun, but oh my what a responsibility it is.

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