I love having two boys in my home. They are often loud, sometimes make obnoxious noises, routinely turn the living room into an impromptu WWE ring (even though they have been told at least a couple thousand times that this is not allowed), can turn anything into a gun, are mostly against lentils, love to sit and read hunting magazines (even though they don’t hunt) and fishing magazines (even though their patience with fishing lasts about 72 seconds), invent incredible stories mixing Marvel superheroes with Rescue Heroes and Batman and Luke Skywalker, and are both training to become Jedi. They are the two coolest kids in my life, and I never, ever want them to stop being the people they are. So it makes me sad when I’m reminded that our culture does not value boyishness the way that I do.
Forgive me if that sounds a little dramatic. If you’re wondering what I’m talking about, take a look at this video:
As though to punctuate the point this video makes, recently a boy got in trouble at school for thinking a cloud looked like a gun. No, I’m not making that up. You can read about it here.