Today I'm thankful for my first son, 9 yo J. He's had to put up with 3 older sisters, who wish he was a little less "boy". Unfortunately, I didn't have any brothers, and I'm very much a "girl mom" learning how to be a "boy mom". I've been trying to convince his sisters that he's a perfectly normal boy, and that it's OKAY for him to wrestle or act like a boy. They're not convinced yet.
J enjoys working outside with Steve, and learning woodworking with his Dad for 4-H. He has always enjoyed creating things from scraps, and drawing. He continually raids the recycle bin for his creations, and often asks if he can have one of my boxes to make a pirate ship or a space ship.
He loves legos and model sets, and would rather use his hands or ride his bike than read a book. He loves his younger siblings and often plays with the 2 yo and 4 yo. He has an active and creative imagination, and a bright mind. He takes it into his own hands to fix broken toys, or adjust a riding toy that no longer fits a younger sibling.
He's a blessing, and I enjoy teaching him each day. I look forward to his new creations and his ideas.
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