Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Boys Will be Boys

I don't know if I ever mentioned that I have five brothers. I know I've said before that my parents had nine children all together, but it is not insignificant to me that five of those children were boys.

Five brothers: Five sons. There is a certain symmetry to it-- if no rhyme or reason. And if I didn't mention that I have five brothers, then I probably did not mention what wonderful people they are or what excellent uncles they are to my sons. Just today, after a memorable visit with another one of my brothers and his lovely wife, this package came in the mail...



The boys ran off with it and I haven't seen them since. Do you think I should be concerned at all? Thank you, Uncle David!

12 comments:

Marie Monsour in Barberton Ohio said...

Dear Suzanne,

I just clicked your link from your sister Danielle's website (I'm a great fan of hers). I loved the link for this book! Did you watch the video under the ad for the book? It is priceless! I must have a copy of this book for my own four boys. (My husband will be jealous that you have FIVE!!) We also have four girls, so I wonder if there's a book like it for them?? Enjoy those boys!

Cheryl M. said...

Nah...I don't think you should be concerned at all - in fact....fix yourself a cup of coffee and enjoy the quiet. I love my five brothers dearly!

E Caughron said...

Suzanne, My dad just bought this book for Sam and my boys this past fall. It is a real treasure! They are going to have so much fun. And directed mischief always seems so much safer than the undirected kind wouldn't you agree? :-)

Love the dinosaur post above too. Wishing my boys could hang out with yours ... let's see, 8, 7 1/2, 6, 6, 5, 5, 3, 2, 18 months and infant ... wonder what the noise level would be? Still lurking around and loving every minute of it.

Love2Learn Mom said...

What fun (and what a great uncle!). You have me beat, by the way. I only have four brothers. :)

Caroline said...

I have heard such good things about this book. I just ordered it for my husband for father's day. Enjoy your boys (all 6 of them). ;)

~m2~ said...

totally fun, suzanne -- i went to amazon and ordered for my brother who has 3 boys (4 and under) - i know it might be a bit early, but he will get a big kick out of it and will enjoy it immensely!

(you should get a little kick-back from amazon, no?)

Michelle said...

My boys' Uncle Tom emailed me that he has the book and will delive rit to them the next time he sees them. Uncles are great!

Ruth said...

That is awesome!!!!!

mopsy from lifenut said...

We got this book for our four boys. It's great, absolutely packed with all kinds of fascinating bits of information and projects to keep them busy.

Kristen Laurence said...

Ooohh, neat! I love the note. Now, just one question: is the book really only for boys?? :)

Anonymous said...

I got this book for my husband and son. They have already spent countless hours pouring over their "plans". Of course, all this has been done in the most clandestine manner - whispers, giggles and "shh, don't tell mom or the girls!" have been running rampant around our home since the book arrived. Enjoy!

Jen said...

What a blessing to have such a great brother and uncle...and yes, I would be concerned...lol.