- Kiss his face. Everyday. A lot.
- Pray specific prayers over him regularly. (The Power of a Praying Parent by Stormie Omartian has been a great resource for me. I even began praying those prayers over Noah while he was in my tummy 🙂
- Read to him.
- Let him pee out in the backyard. He’s staking his claim, so to speak. It’s a proud moment.
- Teach him chivalry.
- Moms, don’t let him see you naked when he starts to smile at the sight of you and says, “Ooooo, I like those!” Did I say that out loud?
- Speak godliness over him and tell him he’s a warrior for God. He may not be now. Give him time.
- Let him build forts with his brother in the living room. Every day. Those blankets and pillows can be put up later.
- Tell him he is the apple of your eye and that you can’t believe God gave him to you.
- And for the love, let that boy get down and dirty in the mud. If you don’t have a play clothes drawer for your son, I’m talking to you 🙂
Andi, aka The Running Mama, is busy with her two boys. If you’ve read her posts then you have been equally touched and entertained. Not only did Andi want to hear from me anything about raising boys, but so did a few others of you. Without further adieu, here are my
ramblings thoughts on raising boys.