I heard someone once say that as soon as the baby is born, the husband becomes mentally retarded in the mother's eyes. Meaning that the mothers are worried that the husband will do something stupid and endanger their children. Don't get me wrong, I'm not a complete bubble-wrap-the-world-for-my-child kind of mother. Right now my three oldest boys are at the Father / Son camp-out with their father. They are doing some kind of service project that involves cleaning up some kind of woodsy/ brushy area. I just got off the phone and my husband told me that as we speak, Ross, my 10 year old is walking around swinging an ax. Mark, my eight year old is using a pair of pruning shears (the kind that you can cut off your finger in one second), and Justice, my four year old is out there with a hack saw.
This begs the comedic question: How different would a mother /son camp-out be than a father / son camp-out? I can't imagine the mother / son camp-out where a four year old is handed a hack saw and everyone there is okay with that. There would probably be crafts. Can you see a father-son camp-out where they sit around and glue pretty wild flowers onto some pretty scrap-booking paper? There would be considerably less peeing in the woods, I'm sure. I can hear the mothers fretting about the kids around the camp fire. "Oh, not too close!" "No running with the pokey roasting forks!" Ha ha! I'm not saying that the mother's way would be better, nor that the father's way is right. It's probably somewhere in the middle. I just think the contrast would be funny.
Well as long as my children all make it back with all their digits in tact, I'll be happy. It's good for them to be around men and learn how to do manly things. Boys need that. I do trust my husband, but sometimes I can't bare to watch.
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