I am a mother who swore no guns. But that changed, and I ended up buying a five-year-old Henry a toy arsenal when I surrendered to the fact that my disdain for guns and violence was not his.
Here’s a shocker. Boys are different than girls. And don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.
Both of my boys came out of the womb making blow-up noises and shooting me with their fingers, bananas, toast, sticks, you name it. They also came out loving and cuddly and sweet. Loving and full-body slamming are not mutually exclusive.
Embrace their spirit. Channel it for good. Help them become the protectors and warriors they are meant to be.
This is a great piece by Msgr. Charles Pope. Watch the video.