Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Of Little Boys

What are little boys made of?

I say "no" to the snips and "no" to the snails, "yes" to the puppies,
but not to their tails......

"Yes!" to the snow and how fast we can go......







































"Yes" to the sticks, toss in some stones......
and an afternoon digging for dinosaur bones!


They're made of adventures, in water and dirt......


A cute sense of humor - and an honest opinion! -  sure doesn't hurt!

I say "yes" to the sugar, and "yes" to the spice,
because this grandma "poet" thinks everything about little boys
is wonderfully nice!




Are you the parent or grandparent of a little guy you adore with all your heart? I'd love to hear what he is made of! Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts!

20 comments:

  1. Oh that's charming and your little guys are adorable! I always thought boys got a bad wrap in that poem- glad you rewrote it!

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  2. Love the poem and the pictures! That last one just makes me want to nibble on toes! I have no little guy in my life so I am glad you share yours!

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  3. Oh what a sweet poem - and what sweet little boys. We have three grandsons and they are made of energy and sweetness and curiosity and love - pep and understanding and more love. It is amazing the capacity little boys have to charm your heart and flavor your life with fun and sweetness.

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  4. I just BUST out laughing at the sense of humor pic...the expression on the twin looking at his brother making the face is what cracked me up!!!
    Procession of photos was great! That red coat against the snow then the cool greens anything-different-than-this-white-winter:)
    Fun post, Madame Poetess :)

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  5. I love this! They are so cute and you're a great poet. I love having a son. He was my first child and I wasn't sure how I'd do with a little boy but I really love it. It's fun to do boy things!

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  6. Handsome little men! I love having a son, they are alot of fun! Thanks for sharing at The Weekend Retreat, hope to see you back on Thursday http://mommyondemand.com/

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  7. Oh, this is so darling!!! I myself had just girls, and my girls haven't started having their own yet. But all of my friends who had both girls AND boys said that their boys were by far the easiest to raise! haha I'm sure they're getting a good dose of sledding in lately, what with all the snow we've been having! Thanks so much for visiting so many of the posts. Do you know I almost bought a St. Francis statue for my garden several years ago. I waited too long (year end sale) and they were all sold out. It's on my "some day" list! Take care!!!

    Donna

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  8. I agree with Donna. Boys are definitely easier to raise! That's why I was given a girl. Karma ;).

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  9. I loooved reading this. Your photography is wonderful. That last picture, especially, really draws me in- you have captured their world so beautifully. And thanks for the much-needed rewrite! ;)

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  10. Hi J! I am coming over from Pamela's blog.

    I have three grandchildren (I am the 'Nana') but all of them are girls! I hope someday to have a boy too, but girls are so cute. I just Facetimed with my daughter and her two little ones. My one year old granddaughter held the phone up to her ear to give me a hug. Love that!

    So nice to meet another Grandma. Aren't we so blessed?
    Ceil

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  11. Stopping by via the Happy Kids, Inc: Bloglovin' Blog Hop! Have given your blog a follow and look forward to reading along in the future! Would love if you'd visit my blog and perhaps return the follow.
    Bel xx
    http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/11779597
    http://www.journeysaremydiary.com/

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  12. Well you are quiet a poet my friend. The words are adorable you just shared with us. Could those matching pjs be any cuter???

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  13. Our nephew (now Mike instead of Mikey) has grown into Superman, fishing, his bike, and as many peppermints as he's allowed (his favorite candy of the moment). Your poem and photos are so adorable!

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  14. From the Grand Social and thinking this is CUTISIMO!!! Gracias for sharing the joys that are boys- especially when they're grandchildren. ; ) I've got 3 grandsons and couldn't imagine my world without them because they're all made of my heart. BB2U

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  15. These are GORGEOUS photos! I agree with you 100 percent about boys. I adore my grandsons and look forward to number three. Love this, Joyce. Thank you for the smile and warm heart. Hugs to you and your precious boys.

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  16. That is so sweet and your little guys are adorable. Thanks for starting my day off with a huge smile. Nice to find your blog as well. Visiting from Wow Us Wednesday. Have a great day.

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  17. Those two little guys are adorable, and your photos are fabulous! My little guy is now 19, and it's been wonderful to watch him become who he is today. Lovely post!

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  18. My grandsons are two and 8 months. I just went to visit them. I can't wait until they are slightly bigger and we get to take them about when I visit. We live 5 hours away which is too much for me. Yours are darling or should I say handsome ;) Thanks for sharing your post @DearCreatives Theresa

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  19. My three little men are made of slugs and snails and puppy dogs' tails and I wouldn't have it any other way. I love the way that boys are made, the things that they like to do. They make me laugh every single day. What beautiful photos you've taken. The last one is especially gorgeous.

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  20. Love the photo with their pj's and bare feet. :-) My little guy's brain is always trying to figure out how something works which keeps things interesting. And, when he repeats a conversation it is a little like the old phone game where you passed the message along and when it gets to the end it doesn't exactly sound like the same thing. LOL

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