Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Question about boys

Someone quoted me this today:

A daughter is a daughter for life
A son is a son till he takes a wife.

Should I be concerned about this as the mother of 3 boys?

8 Comments:

Blogger Jameel @ The Muqata said...

Well, if we had more daughters than boys, maybe our home would be calmer.

Boys are SO destructive!

Don't worry about the boys -- they'll love you at any age. (But the teenage years are VERY trying)

10:50 AM  
Blogger swiftthinker said...

I agree, boys are SOOOO DESTRUCTIVE!!! I'm just a little confused now. People told me they are the easier gender when they're teens. You don't have to worry as much?

So from what your saying, where does that leave me? Impossibly destructive when young. "Teenage years being very trying." Then they get married and forget about the mom. I was banking on those teenage years.

11:26 AM  
Blogger Jameel @ The Muqata said...

Why do you think they'll forget about you when they get married?

Besides - you may be a bit happy to finally get them out of the house by then!

(So you can start the massive job of repairs...before the MALE grandchildren come back...and the vicous cycle continues)

4:15 PM  
Blogger Veev said...

My mother-in-law's boys are hers forever. I think it's what you put in that matters most. They will always remember the ways you loved them and love you right back.

10:18 PM  
Blogger Jameel @ The Muqata said...

I agree with veev!

9:29 AM  
Blogger swiftthinker said...

The truth is I'll take whatever I can get from them.

If they're destructive but delicous when younger, good.

If they're trying but have good middos when teens, great.

If they put their wives first and foremost when married, then who am I to argue. It's what I expect from my own husband.

And if they're anything like my husband, I have nothing to worry about from them down the road.

10:38 AM  
Blogger Esther said...

If you treat your married sons as adults and show respect and love to their wives, you will continue to have a great relationship (and gain daughters who love and respect you!) If you see their wives as competition to you and get angry when your sons put their wives' needs as a top priority, they will only be able to show proper respect toward their wife and marriage by distancing from you. (My mother-in-law is the second type unfortuantely.)

8:49 PM  
Blogger Nancy said...

This is true to a large extent. But what can you do? Your love for them will always be the same!

This is Nancy from Israeli Uncensored News

3:39 AM  

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