Sunday, July 31, 2011

Boys Are Different


I have returned home , after delivering a dresser,

visiting Canton and various locales therein,

with my

grandsons in tow.


I am in tow.

Boys are different.


Lantana bed after gecko hunt.

Popsicle eating and meditating.


Muffin eating and thinking.


Constantly missing flip flop .


Battle tools.


Dining room table.

All decorating projects are on hold for a week.

It is just a list after all.

I would much rather sit on the couch watching National Geographic’s Strike Force,

a season’s collection of Swamp People on Netflix,

and all things Animal Planet.

As my youngest grandson just said,

after drinking all of my ice water,




Pondside said...

No doubt - boys are different - and isn't it fun! I miss our little two so much, but skype helps. I haven't seen them since April, but will get there in September. Can't wait!
It's a good thing you like all those boy-things!:) You must be a popular Nana!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Such a precious post. These are the best days in the whole world. Memories to last forever and such Blessings. Hugs, Marty

Elizabethd said...

Aaah! Boys are different, but have so much to offer their doting Grannies!

Unknown said...

Oh, Laura, a melt my heart share. The boys are just adorable.
Have a beautiful week ~

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Have a happy week with your bestest fellas!~

Lorilee said...

Sweet post! And I agree, they are different! In my family, females are the minority! I find that boys tell stories with more sound effects than words!

Honey at 2805 said...

Don't forget, shark week is coming up! Mine always call and say "Honey, do you know it's shark week?!!"

Have fun!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Things get put on hold when the grands come here also, with the exception of fixing plenty of food. :D

Debbie's Garden said...

When I think back to my kids being young. . . I always picture my daughter at 2, taking care of her babies, playing house, restaurant and so sweet. I think of my son at age 4 . . building things just so he can tear them down, thinking he is the fastest runner and the highest jumper, the best karate guy and army man. I dont know if it's because he was second born or a boy, but everything he did just had me laughing.

Those are their default ages in my mind.

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Yes boys are most definitely different...I think they are much easier than girls! Enjoy those kids...sounds like great fun.

NanaDiana said...

I know that your week is wonderful!! Boys sure are different though, aren't that? More action and not so much "drama"~ Enjoy- xo Diana

Jojo said...

Yes, it is just a list. Enjoy... Those boys are precious.

Brenda Pruitt said...

I can definitely see that they have your eyes. The shape is almost identical. Cute boys! Canton, huh? Almost to my place.

LPC said...

So, so, so, so cute.

Deb said...

aren't boys fun....I love having a grandson...

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Little boys are the best! My four nephews are the greatest . . . even with all their boyisms!

Lea @ CiCis Corner said...

Oh, just nothing like these little boys. My first child and grandchild were boys. Gotta love them!

Sandra said...

Hi Laura. Oh my goodness, I can relate to this post. :) With having all boys and a grandson, I can certainly relate. :D
I have promised myself that one of these days hubby and I are gonna have to go to Canton. Your grandsons are so precious.
God Bless.

Privet and Holly said...

They are different...
and wonderful....
and cuddly....
and sweet!
After they are
done being messy,
macho and mischievous!
Enjoy THEIR list!
xx Suzanne

Theresa said...

Sweet, grandchildren are just sweet... whatever they are doing:) Have a blessed day and enjoy those sweeties! HUGS!

Patty Marker said...

You are so right, boys are very different. After my two girls, watching my grandson play is a whole other adventure. The sounds are much louder and dirt (I should say mud) can occupy hours of his time. Oh, and he loves to pick my flowers and bring them to me. Wouldn't trade it for the world.

Lallee said...

So true! I had three of them. Your lantana reminded me of the time my sister-in-law, who had 5 girls, kept them for the day. She said they learned places to get in the bushes her daughters had never thought of before. Seeing the Legos, it made me say ouch for all the little pieces I stepped on over the years. You have darling grandsons. You also have a beautiful blog. I can't wait to explore more. Thank you for the comment so I could come over here and visit!

Can do mom said...

Amen! After two daughters, God blessed us with a son, who is now 11. I've got those nerf darts everywhere, the same lego set in some sort of fashion and a high energy little (growing bigger by the minute) guy who can't understand why I won't let him play Call of Duty Black Ops. (It's either rated teen or mature - OF COURSE my answer is going to be NO!) But isn't that a mother's duty anyway? To suck the joy out of life by continuously saying no?

All kidding aside, he and my daughters are as different as night and day and I wouldn't have it any other way. Your grandsons are adorable. Enjoy your time together. :)

Splenderosa said...

No kidding!!!!

Pam @ Frippery said...

Just adorable!!!

Gail Dixon said...

So cute!! Yes, boys are different and challenging, but oh, so fun!

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

How cute! I raised two and yes....they ARE different!


Lou Cinda :)

Sallie said...

You're right, boys are different! I was raised with all brothers, have only sons, and nephews. I'm hoping for granddaughters. Have fun spending a week with the boys!

Dayle ~ A Collection of Days said...

I love my daughter, but I always thought it would be wonderful to also have a son. I hear they are truly different. :)

Donna @ The House on the Corner said...

How precious! I had three girls so I don't have much experience with little boys. Having a grandson now, I'm finding them much sweeter than I expected too - I guess too many years of "snips and snails and puppy dog tails". I'm so looking forward to watching him grow up

PS - my Lantana looks a lot like yours and they got there all on their own.

Cass @ That Old House said...

Oh you lucky lady!

Sticky little boys trump decorating any day. Decorating can wait; little boys can't.

They are adorable!

And BTW --my Mom painted a bathroom in Raspberry -- yes, clear color! -- back in the early 70s; it had pale pink and gray tile. She loved it, but she was a color junkie. Yeah, I got that from her!

Can't wait to see where the Raspberry goes!

Cora said...

Tanks for sharing this with us! Too cute. My niece has two boys....they are wild!! Sort makes you feel young again!! These times are precious with them...enjoy!


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