“Snips and snails and puppy dog tails, that’s what little boys are made of.” No question about that. If you are used to the “sugar and spice” of little girls, having a boy enter your family can turn things upside down. Boys are, undeniably, a different sort of ‘creature’ but we wouldn’t have it any other way! On that rare occasion when they open up their hearts to us and verbally express their devotion, there is nothing grander in the whole wide world!
The relationship between a mother and her son is one of the greatest love stories of all time. In spite of all the messes, ripped clothes, and broken windows (and bones), that are part of the package, we wouldn‘t trade our little daredevils for anything in the world. Their occasional bear hugs, their infrequent words of appreciation, and, most of all, the unwavering loyalty they bring to our lives, is more than enough compensation for the challenges involved. From the moment a son is born, until we take our final breath, our little ones are never far from our thoughts.
My son is the fifth of five children; four sisters preceded him in the birth order. When that little male-of-the species was placed in my arms, I wasn’t completely sure what I was supposed to do with him. One thing was certain, all those pink bows, frilly dresses, and Barbie dolls I had saved through the years would have to go to some other family.
Yes, boys are a different sort. Once in a great while, though, our sons find it extremely important to let us know that they actually do love us...and it nearly bursts our hearts! The little guy in our video wants to make absolutely sure that his momma knows precisely how he feels about her. Saying it once doesn’t seem to do the trick so he must say it again and again, just so she truly comprehends the depths of his devotion.
Boys are rambunctious, rowdy, rebellious, and sometimes even rude. After watching our video, though, you may have to add a few more adjectives to that list: sweet, affectionate, devoted, and delightful!
A loving heart is a precious thing, indeed, and it is manifested in its purest form in our children. I know your heart will melt as you watch our little friend trying, with all his might, to convince his momma of his affection for her.