Monday, June 16, 2008

All Boy

I have complained lamented often lately about my son's bad behavior. The hitting, biting, scratching and otherwise aggressive behavior that is apparently not uncommon to many of you who are also raising cagefighters. That was a relief to find out but I am still perplexed as to how to curb the behavior. The good news is that it really seems to be less often and able to be avoided with proper napping and sleep. *fingers crossed*

I saw some family members on Sunday that I rarely see. They, of course, oohed and aahed appropriately over my children, especially Liam. See, in my family boys, you know the holder of the penis, are particularly prized. Liam is the first boy in about 15 years on that side of the family and, as such, is a bit of a novelty.

My aunts remarked on his new big boy hair cut. They gushed over his use of "thank you" and loved it when he climbed on top of the dining room table. "He's busy, isn't he," they proudly remarked.

Busy, yes. Rotten, yes. He's darling in a daredevil, scare mommy to death sort of way.

But when he found my mother's vacuum cleaner and managed to detach the long attachment and came into the family room wielding it as a weapon, trying to take out the other little ones (girls) in the room, I knew that I was in for it. The almighty penis could certainly not spare him from their wrath as he tried to beat down their granddaughters. Oh, these women were going to let loose on me with a diatribe about "spare the rod, spoil the child" and "when little Billy was that age...."

Uh, was I ever wrong.

In unison, they all giggled as I wrestled the murder weapon it from his hands and he wailed as if I had beaten him with it. Then, one by one, they all nodded and said, "All boy. That one there is all boy...."

So, I guess the next time he tries to go all cagefighter on someone else's kids, I will just smile and say, "oh, that Liam- he's all boy." How do you think that will go over at the park?

**No girls were harmed in the making of this post. The intended weapon of mass destruction was removed from the offender's grasp before he struck.


MamaGeek said...

The visual of Liam with a saber of some sort is just hilarious.

And hellz yeah, bring that stuff out on the playground next time some spanker steals a swing or something!

I love that Liam.

Kellan said...

How cute! Boys will find the nearest and best sword or saucer or rocket or sling shot - even if they have to make it themselves! Cute story, Toni. He's a cutie!

Have a good evening - Kellan

Anglophile Football Fanatic said...

I've seen boys who were allowed to act "all boy" for a while without having it quelled. Trust me, they may think it's cute now, but if you let him alone? Come 2.5 he'd be hell on wheels outta control. You're totally doing right.

Head Gaggler said...

Ha, that's too funny! Too bad you didn't grab that one on camera.