These words hang in my mind tonight.
"You are definitely a boy-mom".

I ponder them.
My immediate response was to say
"I'm an easy going, don't say no more than I have to mom".

I feel like a lazy mom much of the time.
I care what my boy does but
I don't care what he does too.

I don't know if that makes sense.

I like him to be busy and using his brain 
(cause he's got a good one on his shoulders).

I care more for how he treats people and 
for how he shares his knowledge.

Right now he is so focused that lad of mine.
Ants and terrariums is totally where it's at.
There's a Canadian Ant Man who does videos.
He is so totally hooked and now wants to be about the raising and keeping of ants
The raising and keeping of aphids to feed to those ants.

He is SO full of telling me FAR more than I want to know about ants.
It makes my heart smile.

And then I think
Perhaps I am not as lazy and hands offish as I think I am.
Perhaps, just perhaps, I do try to be a good mom to this boy child of mine.

Watching him grow and develop.
It does this weary heart of mine good.

So I think I will continue to just


This is a five minute Friday post. the word prompt is brought to us by Miss Kate over at Five Minute FridayWhat is Five Minute Friday?  Well it's a party of a group of like minded folks who gather on Friday to do a five minute free write around a singular word.  AND THEN (and this is the most important part) we take the time to offer up encouragement to each other on this writing journey.  It's fun, though it's not always easy, but it is always good.   Come join us won't you?  You are always welcome.

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  1. Your love shines through every word, Annette. That's what being a good mom is all about...and I think you're there.

    #1 at FMF this week.

  2. Boys will be boys. As it is Ants for you and Wrestling for me. I would be happy to change places with you a bit if you like. You listen to wrestling and I will listen to Ants. Have a Blessed day.

    1. I could do the wrestling chat for about an hour....we could switch boys for that long eh?

  3. Hey FMF neighbor. Sounds like you're doing a great job as boy mom.

  4. Love this! Just love it!

    1. Thank you, you made me smile

  5. You do more than try - you succeed! He knows you love him!

  6. Love your thoughts on being a boy mom! Thanks for visiting my blog. Have a blessed weekend.

    1. most welcome, it was good to visit. :)

  7. You inspire. I enjoyed reading this.

    1. Thanks Lori. :) you made me smile


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