Usually I speak and write about my four youngest daughters. But not today. For this week’s podcast, I share some boy stories.
“I want to hear about when your boys were younger.”
So that’s what I’m talking about. I relate some of the interesting moments I’ve experienced with my sons Duncan and Callum over the years.
These are a few of the questions I explore…
- What if a son is ‘different’? Should we make our children conform and be like everyone else?
- Is it normal for boys to be energy packed, and what if mothers hate looking at injuries?
- Is it miraculous my son Callum made it to adulthood?
- What interests can we share with boys?
- What if brothers can’t get on with each other?
- What is it like to be a boy mum? How is it different to being a girl mum?
- Do boys like hugs?
- And what’s it like to look up at a son instead of down at him?
Eight year old Callum: “I can’t live in the same room as Duncan any longer. He’s so annoying. I need a room of my own!”
I mentally survey the house. “The only free space is the bath. I don’t suppose you want to sleep in the bath?”
A Mother’s Hug
Fathers, sons, cars and LOVE. That’s not a dream. It’s reality
It’s Quite OK to Be Different
Sometimes I wish all my children were ‘normal’, part of the crowd. Would it be easier to parent such children? Would they fit in better? Would I not have to worry about them? But then I look at them, especially Jack. And I realise it’s their differences that make them so special.
How I Removed an Engine from a Car
“What do you like best, my camshaft or this?”
“Definitely the camshaft,” I say. “Poetry in motion.” We both smile. I think Callum likes how I take the time to look and listen even though I haven’t much idea about things to do with cars. I’m always exclaiming over the beauty of some part or other. (Have you ever noticed the excellent design and engineering that goes into every single piece of a car?) It’s our bit of fun, but it’s not only fun. It’s serious too. We share a lot. Callum is always talking over his plans, his dreams and his ideas with me.
Engines, Muscles and Spending Time with Dad
Don’t you just love watching fathers and sons spending time together, sharing their skills and enjoying each other’s company? I do.
Multiplying Potatoes and Other Stories
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