We marry them, we give birth to them, but we will never understand them. Men.
I find that I look at my son and I just cannot understand what makes him tick. As a double X, I just don’t get the “Y”.
But, we love them. How can’t you? We fell in love with and married their dads. And our sons are just miniatures of their dads. In fact, watching our sons grow up give us a little insight into what makes the other men in our lives tick. Honestly, sometimes I just have to shake my head and laugh. Because, honestly, if I didn’t laugh, I’d cry…
So, here is the laughter. Since we can’t understand them, why not just celebrate them? Let’s depict some of their craziest feats and put them on a t-shirt so they can wear them as a Man in Training label. Kind of like a warning. Like we have for a “student driver.” Everyone around him, BEWARE.
And, we all have stories to share. Here is a place where you can tell us all about them, and we will understand. The funny tales, the scary scenarios, the endearing anecdotes. We want to hear them all. Because we need to know we are not alone.
It is a big responsibility raising these little guys. We want them to grow up to be the type of men we’d let our daughters marry. And we need to do it without so much as an inkling of what possesses them to do some of the things they do.
But we struggle on. For our little man. Our Man in Training.