A few weeks ago I bought a book published in 1951 called “How Book of Cub Scouting”. I’m not a scout leader nor do I have any boys in cub scouts (yet) but the book was old and kitchy and had some great old photos and illustrations.
Sometimes I throw myself a pity party because we don’t have the money to go on extravagant vacations, buy the cool video games, and take our kids to all the new movies and water parks. But then I read something like this and I remember that was really important is spending time together.
And this he says as he is laying on Wal-Mart clearance blankets that are years old, watching a hand-me-down TV in front of twice handed down couches…
Our boys want our time. They need our time. They need “real pals”—and maybe even some afternoons spent playing real “games of skill”. I’m so glad that Elizabeth had the idea to spend some of our blog time on our boys. In writing my posts it helped me think about what things I really want and should do with Simon this summer. It has been just what I’ve needed.