These Boys

posted on: Wednesday, July 31, 2013

This picture pretty much sums up the interactions between these two boys. Kael is in the ultimate boyish world of rough housing and all things loud, fast and strong. Poor little Cedar is caught in the cross hairs of his big brother's imaginative play, all too often. He runs and totters after his brother through the halls, but never seems to quite catch up. I laugh so often at Cedar's adoration of his big brother. Forget any and all baby toys.  He is only interested in what Kael touches and loves.

I can count on one hand the moments of snuggles, sweetness and tender interactions between them. Kael's just not interested and that's ok.  I try to be understanding to Kael,  not putting expectation on his small almost 3 year old heart. He shouldn't be old enough to disappoint me. That's ridiculous.  And if I find myself in that emotional place, I need a serious heart check. They will find their own way and friendship, down the road. Until that season comes, I'm enjoying them in their own individual way. It's amazing to me the amount of love for these boys that fills my heart. In all the crazy, the hectic, the mess, the tears, knocks and bruises, there is so much love. And saying "my boys" thrills me to the core every time. I wouldn't trade this time for anything. 

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  1. As a momma to 3 boys (5,3,and 6 months) I love this! It's so true about not being dissapointed, God created them exactly the way He intended to and in their time, when personalities are strong they'll develop their own unique brotherhood.:)

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    1. awww 3 boys! little band of brothers

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  2. I love Kael's expression in this picture, he is the a-typical little boy and so strong willed. They'll find their way together, little boys always manage to surprise you with the tenderness in their hearts

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    1. yeah, it's pretty crazy fabulous. haha. i'll see little pockets of sweetness makes me hopeful.

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  3. I totally get what you mean. I have 4 boys (ages 9, 8, 6, and 3). The oldest three fight like crazy, but the fiercely protect the younger one. I pray that one day they'll all be best friends. Oh, and when we're out and I call "Clark Boys!" to get them to come to me thrills me every.single.time.

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  4. After 9 years (I have a 9yo daughter) I'm finally having another baby and this time, a boy! Raising my 9yo was filled with glitters, ribbons, hair ties, dresses, etc. I'm excited to know that superhero capes, swords, nerf guns, and lots of mud are going to be added into my daily life now! And reading this post and picturing a little boy running through the halls shouting victoriously makes my heart so much warmer. :)

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  5. Yay for precious boys! They will have such an awesome bond as they grow older and it will be so very fun to watch. I love seeing their precious pictures.

    *Hugs*

    Sarah

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  6. What an awesome photo. It's a blessing raising boys, isn't it?

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  7. I really love this <3 I have two girls (6 years and 2 months) but would LOVE a few boys. My nephew is TOTALLY all boy and it is so much fun to watch!

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  8. I am a mom of 2 boys...14 & 18. After those middle years of bickering they have finally come to terms with the fact that the other is pretty cool to hang out with. My heart has been full as I have watched them stretch and grow to this point because I love love love being a mom of boys!

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  9. SO cute and precious...! boy moms rock!

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