When my boys were little, our days were filled with constant activity.
At one point, I had three boys at ages three and under, and life was a whirlwind of running, jumping and climbing.
I had friends who had just girls, and I used to laugh when they told me that they had “stayed in” the day to color or watch “The Sound of Music.”
What!? With three boys there was no such thing as a “stay in” day. Not if Mama wanted to keep her sanity!
I figured that if we could arrange an event each day, that would cover my boys’ need to exercise, verbalize, socialize and … get all that energy out!
So, between playgroups, zoo outings, and trips to the park and library, I kept my boys fairly busy. I remember once, while at the library, someone commented because I was out so soon after I had had a new baby.
My friend Laura just laughed at that and said, “Oh, Debbie’s always out with her boys.”
Today, I tell people that having your boys first is a great blessing, because, well, you’ve got more energy when you’re a younger parent!
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