When I Walk With Little Boys

When I walk with little boys, I learn all sorts of things.

* Every stick is a light saber, equipping them for battle.

* Tiny berries make good bombs to throw, even if you do have to help them explode by stomping on them.

* Shady bushes along the path are monsters waiting to attack us as we pass by.

* Mud puddles have a strong magnetic attraction to boys.

* Engineers make tunnels just so little boys can experiment with echoing sounds.

* Cows and little boys can stare at each other for a long time.

* The most exciting things to see on walks are football fields, bugs, and “real, live helicopters.”

* LIghtening bugs don’t live very long in the hands of a 3-year-old.

* It’s really fun to show off you can pee anywhere standing up.

* Monkey bars also have a strong magnetic attraction to boys

* When walking with boys, forget the 15-minute mile and go for the 45-minute mile.

* Barbed wire and electric fences don’t scare boys.

* It’s really fun to scream “Ooh! Stinky poop!” when you get close cows.

* Not only good for light sabers, sticks also make fine swords and guns and javelins.

* Every leaf, bug, stick, stone, and patch of dirt is an opportunity for adventure and in-depth exploring.

So don’t plan for a power-walk. With little boys, you need all your power to keep them on the trail. But if you do want a little boy to hurry, make sure to have another little boy along so they can race and prove they are strong and fast.



Filed under Family, Funny, motherhood

4 responses to “When I Walk With Little Boys

  1. Isn’t that the truth!!! I am rolling with laughter right now as I’m reading through this little mini-account of our walk yesterday. Looking forward to doing it again.

    cmc 🙂

  2. Anonymous

    Um, mine is now 13 – although some of the games have changed, it’s still not a fast thing. Perhaps you could add “or Big Boys”. 😉

    Thanks for the wonderful walk – uh, wander, gallop, battle, waltz and perambulation down memory lane. 🙂

    Dawn C

  3. My little boys are all grown up now, and and I am blessed to your post to remember those precious days when I, too, went on walks with little boys. Thank you!

  4. How great! I’m a mother of 4 boys and I can totally relate! Although 2 are actually only big enough to walk with. Aren’t they just a blessing?!

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