Yesterday I was talking with my 12yr old.  He told me that when he had kids he would raise them up with a soccer ball, from day one.

Keep in mind, for our family history, the running joke is that this family line has to recruit girls through marriage as no one usually gives birth to the female gender in this family!  I have two boys, my husband is one of three boys, my father-in-law is one of five boys, and his father was one of six boys...and so on.  Women in this family are truly endeared, but not raised!

So my 12yr old tells me his plan to raise his kids with a soccer ball at their feet.  I ask him: what if they don't like soccer, and he says - ohh football would be ok.  I asked him: what if he had girls as children - his happy composure dropped, he got very serious and said loudly - THAT WOULD SUCK!

Then a few minutes later after some silence, he said: well, softball would be ok.  I then said: see, girls are awesome; and he told me flatly: I would not go that far.

I tell ya what - cooties are cool at this age and it is so sweet to hear my son's thoughts about him having children.  It's funny how he skips over the *I gotta get a wife first* part and thinks about what he would do with his kids.  The cooties will wear off soon and that all important part of the story, finding a wife, will become important!




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Feb. 1, 2008 at 11:35 AM

That is too cute!

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Feb. 1, 2008 at 3:38 PM

this was so cute i had to read it out loud to my husband!


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Feb. 7, 2008 at 5:23 PM lol too cute!!  boys are great!

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