These pictures of Jonny with his very first catch remind me of the great privilege it is to raise sons.
One of my favorite quotes is: "You don't raise heroes, you raise sons. And if you treat them like sons, they'll turn out to be heroes even if it's just in your eyes." Love that.
I am especially saddened, though, when I see a culture dismissing boys as "noise covered with dirt." Walking through a department store, I'm disgusted by the idiotic things manufacturers put on T-shirts for boys. The girls department isn't any better, for that matter.
I understand the desire for the "snips, snails, and puppy dog tails" tradition to continue. Boys ARE noisy. They ARE dirty. That's who they are. But that's not ALL they are.
Boys are great at being honest. Boys like life to be simple and predictable. Boys like to be tickled and wrestled with and thrown up in the air until they can't see straight. It doesn't take much to make a boy happy.
And I love girls, too, but I just had to send out my respects to boys. God love ya.