Rambunctious Boy

Ode to the Rambunctious Boy

Rambunctious Boy
Ever Growing, Never Slowing
Rambunctious Boy
Climbing Trees, Skinning Knees
Rambunctious Boy
Forgetting Socks, Hurling Rocks
Rambunctious Boy
Please Stop Jumping, My Heart is Thumping

Rambunctious Boy

Time for Bed, Rest Your Sweet Head

Rambunctious Boy
Forever Mine, Like the Sun You Shine
Oh My Darling Rambunctious Boy!
Okay, so I’m no poet…not by a long shot. But in honor of celebrating boyhood this week, this was my attempt at an ode to all rambunctious boys out there! Hooray for boys!
As part of my regular Follow-Up Friday, thought I’d share some information gleaned from a book I’m reading: Boys Should be Boys, 7 Secrets to Raising Healthy Sons by Meg Meeker, M.D. This is a good book, albeit lengthy, but if you dig through it, you can find some pearls of wisdom.  I’ll share some here with you:
  • Know how to encourage your son without being overbearing. This is something I definitely need to work on since I kind of still think of him as my Mama’s Boy, sorry son. I hope to do better and back off now that he’s getting older. I have to remember not to swoop in and rescue him.

  • Spend quality time with your son. They don’t need new toys, new video games, etc…what they need is you. Great advice here and I know I need to remind myself of this daily…to be in the moment, play cars and take part in the conversations he wants to have even it they’re about “lava and how lava can melt your shoes!”

  • Boys need the outdoors. Well I think this is pretty obvious. Get the boys out, let them run, play, and explore. This would be a whole lot easier for me if it wasn’t currently 100 degrees or hotter out here!

  • They need to know they have a purpose in life and you need to know that you (Mom and Dad) are the most important person in his life. So, as the saying goes “lead by example” because those little eyes and ears are watching you.

Once again, a high five to all you rambunctious boys out there…may your weekend be filled with “frogs and snails, and puppy dog tails”! Happy Friday.

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56 Responses to Rambunctious Boy
  1. The Empress
    July 23, 2010 | 7:42 am

    boys…oh boys… i could write on boys forever. i'll email you my favorite all boy sites. the m.o.b. is one of them….it's a collective group. i've got some other ones I'll send over.

    i have a crush on my 3 boys….my heart literally jumps when I see them walk in a room.

  2. The Empress
    July 23, 2010 | 7:42 am

    boys…oh boys… i could write on boys forever. i'll email you my favorite all boy sites. the m.o.b. is one of them….it's a collective group. i've got some other ones I'll send over.

    i have a crush on my 3 boys….my heart literally jumps when I see them walk in a room.

  3. Kristin
    July 23, 2010 | 8:45 am

    I love your ode!

  4. Liz
    July 23, 2010 | 8:59 am

    I can't say we've had the honor of a POEM before! Great job!!

  5. Liz
    July 23, 2010 | 8:59 am

    I can't say we've had the honor of a POEM before! Great job!!

  6. KLZ
    July 23, 2010 | 9:00 am

    This is so true…especially the time for bed part. Can you see that I have not had much sleep lately?

  7. KLZ
    July 23, 2010 | 9:00 am

    This is so true…especially the time for bed part. Can you see that I have not had much sleep lately?

  8. The Mommy
    July 23, 2010 | 9:04 am

    Yay for boys!! I've always wanted boys, they are just so much fun.

  9. The Mommy
    July 23, 2010 | 9:04 am

    Yay for boys!! I've always wanted boys, they are just so much fun.

  10. Licia
    July 23, 2010 | 11:07 am

    I love boys and all their energy. They are so much fun. The poem is great!

  11. Licia
    July 23, 2010 | 11:07 am

    I love boys and all their energy. They are so much fun. The poem is great!

  12. Cheryl D.
    July 23, 2010 | 11:10 am

    I only have a girl, but I enjoyed your ode to boys very much!

  13. Cheryl D.
    July 23, 2010 | 11:10 am

    I only have a girl, but I enjoyed your ode to boys very much!

  14. Hello! I'm Kate.
    July 23, 2010 | 12:13 pm

    I love the poem!

    And my mom read that book too–she thought it helped a lot!

  15. Funky Mama Bird
    July 23, 2010 | 12:41 pm

    I love your use of the WoW! Excellent!

    I may have to check out that book. You know, for the time when my super clingy Mama's boy finally decides to let go of my skirt!

  16. Funky Mama Bird
    July 23, 2010 | 12:41 pm

    I love your use of the WoW! Excellent!

    I may have to check out that book. You know, for the time when my super clingy Mama's boy finally decides to let go of my skirt!

  17. Nadia
    July 23, 2010 | 12:51 pm

    ok so i think im one of the overbearing moms… im always like deen can i have a hug or a kiss… my three year old is STill my baby!

  18. Sherri
    July 23, 2010 | 4:42 pm

    Absolutely the BEST use of the Word of the Week I've seen! Love the poem, and it's so true.

    The words of wisdom from the book are so true, and thanks for sharing them. Gotta love those boys!!

  19. Sherri
    July 23, 2010 | 4:42 pm

    Absolutely the BEST use of the Word of the Week I've seen! Love the poem, and it's so true.

    The words of wisdom from the book are so true, and thanks for sharing them. Gotta love those boys!!

  20. alison
    July 23, 2010 | 7:42 pm

    my poor boy is sandwiched between two sisters….and man, oh man, is he completely different from them! we didn't know the gender when i was pregnant with my third child (a girl!) but i just knew it was going to be a boy. now…i am SO thankful ava is a girl because i don't think my house would still be standing if chandler had a partner in crime. although ava is proving to be pretty destructive in her own right 😉

  21. Leanne
    July 24, 2010 | 3:35 am

    Stopping by from Gigi's Kludgy Mom's post today – and WELL DONE on your poem (I thought it was lovely!) I've got 2 rambunctious 😉 girls … so it almost fits! Great post!

  22. Leanne
    July 24, 2010 | 3:35 am

    Stopping by from Gigi's Kludgy Mom's post today – and WELL DONE on your poem (I thought it was lovely!) I've got 2 rambunctious 😉 girls … so it almost fits! Great post!

  23. Gigi
    July 24, 2010 | 6:21 am

    Hi!! I left you a little “surprise” on my blog today…and it's not an award, so go check it out.

    Love the poem and the advice. I have to work on being too overbearing generally, but especially with my son. Thanks for the great read!

  24. Gigi
    July 24, 2010 | 6:21 am

    Hi!! I left you a little “surprise” on my blog today…and it's not an award, so go check it out.

    Love the poem and the advice. I have to work on being too overbearing generally, but especially with my son. Thanks for the great read!

  25. Mommy Grits
    July 24, 2010 | 6:25 am

    So sweet! Boys are a whole different story!A few weeks ago my daughter looked outside and saw my son and six friends jumping on the trampoline. Well, actually wrestling. Shirtless. She just shook her head. Then one of the boys pulled down his pants and went to the bathroom in the grass. She screamed and ran away. I told her to get used to that sort of thing…they are boys and I still don't understand them.

  26. Alyson -- Common Sense, Dancing
    July 24, 2010 | 7:38 am

    Thanks for stopping by my place!

    Love your Rambunctious post….you're a poet!

    Hope you have a great weekend!

  27. Alyson -- Common Sense, Dancing
    July 24, 2010 | 7:38 am

    Thanks for stopping by my place!

    Love your Rambunctious post….you're a poet!

    Hope you have a great weekend!

  28. Melissa (Confessions of a Dr. Mom)
    July 24, 2010 | 8:45 am

    Thanks for all your support of the “poem”, and thanks for sharing some funny stories about the boys in your lives! Boys are funny and rambunctious creatures aren't they? BTW, Gigi…loving being “stalked” today, thanks!

  29. Melissa (Confessions of a Dr. Mom)
    July 24, 2010 | 8:45 am

    Thanks for all your support of the “poem”, and thanks for sharing some funny stories about the boys in your lives! Boys are funny and rambunctious creatures aren't they? BTW, Gigi…loving being “stalked” today, thanks!

  30. jeanhasbeenshopping
    July 24, 2010 | 9:34 am

    Great advice. I think I can apply it to my daughters as well.
    Visiting from Gigi's blog. :-) Happy Stalker Saturday!

  31. jeanhasbeenshopping
    July 24, 2010 | 9:34 am

    Great advice. I think I can apply it to my daughters as well.
    Visiting from Gigi's blog. :-) Happy Stalker Saturday!

  32. Magic Ear Kids
    July 24, 2010 | 10:34 am

    You really outdid yourself here with the word of the week!

  33. Katherine
    July 24, 2010 | 1:56 pm

    I love it! There is something unique about raising boys. It is rough and tumble and dirty and loud and I wouldn't change it for anything.

  34. Katherine
    July 24, 2010 | 1:56 pm

    I love it! There is something unique about raising boys. It is rough and tumble and dirty and loud and I wouldn't change it for anything.

  35. Melinda
    July 24, 2010 | 3:28 pm

    I love your poem! ;0) I have a 10-year-old boy and I still think of him as a Mama's Boy, too. But I'm seeing him gravitate more and more to his dad (which is natural) so I think things are changing. And I'm trying to not resist the change and embrace new phases of our parent-child relationship. It's hard!! But I wouldn't want a 40-year-old man still living under mommy's roof, so it has to happen! Great tips from the book … thanks for sharing. They are all true!

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog on my ThetaMom feature day. After reading your bio, I think we probably have a lot in common. Following you now!

  36. Melinda
    July 24, 2010 | 3:28 pm

    I love your poem! ;0) I have a 10-year-old boy and I still think of him as a Mama's Boy, too. But I'm seeing him gravitate more and more to his dad (which is natural) so I think things are changing. And I'm trying to not resist the change and embrace new phases of our parent-child relationship. It's hard!! But I wouldn't want a 40-year-old man still living under mommy's roof, so it has to happen! Great tips from the book … thanks for sharing. They are all true!

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog on my ThetaMom feature day. After reading your bio, I think we probably have a lot in common. Following you now!

  37. Heather
    July 24, 2010 | 3:53 pm

    Hi! Stopping By and following from the Lady Blogger Tea Party! :) Love the pick of your little boy.

  38. Heather
    July 24, 2010 | 3:53 pm

    Hi! Stopping By and following from the Lady Blogger Tea Party! :) Love the pick of your little boy.

  39. Annette
    July 25, 2010 | 8:42 am

    I'm now a new follower too. I wish I found your blog sooner. You are too humble. Your poem is fantastic. I have a little 23 month old boy, and I agree with all of your tips. (I love the great outdoors too, so I have no problem taking him outside for a trip to the park or to make a mud pie.) Have a wonderful weekend; oh, and I hope you're selected for the Word, Up Yo “Self-Made Man/Woman.” Best wishes!

  40. Vic
    July 25, 2010 | 12:25 pm

    Awesome:) Thank God for Giving me so many nephews:)

  41. Vic
    July 25, 2010 | 12:25 pm

    Awesome:) Thank God for Giving me so many nephews:)

  42. Cori
    July 25, 2010 | 6:37 pm

    Like everyone else said, awesome poem and great WOW!! Love the photo too of the frog and your son! Perfect photo for this post!!

  43. Cori
    July 25, 2010 | 6:37 pm

    Like everyone else said, awesome poem and great WOW!! Love the photo too of the frog and your son! Perfect photo for this post!!

  44. Rhonda
    July 25, 2010 | 7:03 pm

    Fantastic! As a mother of two boys, this makes me so happy. I realize the most important thing I can give my boys is me. The times we spend together being silly or just talking are our most cherished moments.

  45. Melissa (Confessions of a Dr. Mom)
    July 25, 2010 | 7:23 pm

    Thanks everyone for your kind comments about the “poem” and about the photo. Although, it is super cute and that boy is adorable…it's not my son…photo is from istock photo :)

  46. Melissa (Confessions of a Dr. Mom)
    July 25, 2010 | 7:23 pm

    Thanks everyone for your kind comments about the “poem” and about the photo. Although, it is super cute and that boy is adorable…it's not my son…photo is from istock photo :)

  47. lulalola.com
    July 26, 2010 | 11:33 am

    Love the poem! Love boys! I've got three and they are fantastic little creatures!

  48. lulalola.com
    July 26, 2010 | 11:33 am

    Love the poem! Love boys! I've got three and they are fantastic little creatures!

  49. Adriel (The Mommyhood Memos)
    July 27, 2010 | 3:10 am

    What do you mean you're not a poet?!! I love this!!! So good. And I love your tips as well. My little guy is just a babe of course, but I love that first one especially. I can already tell how easy it would be for me to want to “protect” him too much… my baby boy, first born love! (No football, no wrestling, no fast cars, no getting hurt!) Oh, being a mommy to a boy is already so awesome and will continue to be so much fun I'm sure. :) But back to your poem – love it! Well done!!

  50. Ash
    July 27, 2010 | 5:11 am

    LOVE this poem – do not sell yourself short girl – it's excellent, and so true. With two sweet boys under my roof, sometimes I'm left breathless with the daunting task of raising responsible men (eeeek!!), but it's a challenge I cherish every single day. Especially when I sleep soundly at night thanks to all the action.

    (May I get a copy of those links from The Empress? How did I miss celebrating boyhood!? On certain days, raising all boys can feel like a lonely gig in this bloggyworld :-)

  51. Ash
    July 27, 2010 | 5:11 am

    LOVE this poem – do not sell yourself short girl – it's excellent, and so true. With two sweet boys under my roof, sometimes I'm left breathless with the daunting task of raising responsible men (eeeek!!), but it's a challenge I cherish every single day. Especially when I sleep soundly at night thanks to all the action.

    (May I get a copy of those links from The Empress? How did I miss celebrating boyhood!? On certain days, raising all boys can feel like a lonely gig in this bloggyworld :-)

  52. Michele
    November 3, 2010 | 4:54 pm

    I needed this today, as I try to remember to celebrate my own rambunctious boy!!!

  53. Michele
    November 3, 2010 | 4:54 pm

    I needed this today, as I try to remember to celebrate my own rambunctious boy!!!

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