Thursday, October 21, 2010

Boys will be Boys

I am the oldest of three girls. I did not grow up watching the antics and stunts of little boys, although I vaguely remember the rumblings. I had exposure to boy cousins (that are still some of my closest friends today). I remember a few run ins with neighborhood boys and boys at school, but overall my interactions were limited. I heard stories about the boys I knew, but they rarely acted "that way" around me.

When I got married I heard even more stories. My husband's boyhood escapades are very entertaining and I've heard them many, many times. Especially when he is surrounded by his childhood friends. So when I found out we would be having not one, but two boys at once it was more than a little intimidating.

As our boys started to grow, I began to hear more "rumblings" from other moms. The "boys will be boys" kind of stories filled with close calls and broken limbs. Most of them innocent in nature, but dangerous none-the-less.

Yesterday we had one of our own stories to add to the overflowing pot. Minor in danger and risk, but its a start.

I missed the actual event, although Kory saw it happen. I'm still not sure of all the details, but as best I can tell the boys decided to push their race car up the slide so it could "get worked on." While one of them was holding it at the top, the other climbed in. That's when the one doing the holding decided to let go. He says it was hurting his foot.

The result of letting go was the car and driver shooting backwards down the slide, flipping over backwards and spilling its surprised contents into the yard.

Tears came for a minute, until the boy at the top of the slide started laughing. In his words it was "hysterical." It didn't take long for the stunt driver to join in.

We laughed over the story at supper, although the driver did not laugh as hard as the rest of us, the sheepish look never completely leaving his face. If you looked close, however, you could see a glint of pride at having carried out the ride successfully, even if it was unintentional. His brother thought it was the "best X games stunt ever." That helped too.

We'll see how long this stunt lasts at the top of their list. I may or may not have seen them carrying a scooter up the big slide after supper...

It's true you know, boys will be boys.

I know you've got your own boy stories, I'd love to hear them in the comments!


Jami said...

love it!

Mindy said...

That is so funny! Being a mother of two boys, when I saw that first picture my initial thought was "I bet they road the vehicle down the slide!" I would not put something like that past my own boys when they're older. :)

At least our lives will never be dull!

Kirk and Keri Plattner said...

That's great. I'm laughing as I imagine this happening! I'm sure being sons of Kory you will have many more stories to come!

Mama Runner said...

I'm only just beginning my journey with a boy after growing up with 2 sisters and having 3 girls, and it's already been...educational. Thanks for the laugh!

sarah.flyingkites said...

This made me laugh! Too, too cute! Probably my favorite part was how he thought it was "hysterical"!

I don't have many "boy" stories yet, but give me about 2 years and you may have more to add to your overflowing pot! :)

Serving the King said...

LOL!! Ahhhh boys, gotta love em!! With these four I buy band-aids at Costco...I think with soon to be six....I should learn basic stitches?

Kristy said...

Love it! My boys piled all of their toys at the bottom of the slide and would take turns sliding down and crashing into them all... I think we're in for it as well. : )

Diane said...

I had two brothers, and God saw fit to give me four only gets...better? Honestly, boys are really fun to watch. Enjoy! Lovely blog. I always wanted a "china doll". My husband just couldn't commit...God bless her and your family.