I have often heard many discouraging comments from other mothers about boys. They put down the things that make boys boys. Things like curiosity, activity, and physical exploration. Now kids are constantly told to sit down and be quiet. To play video games or watch t.v. instead of go hammer on something or dig or climb a tree. Because of course, it's much easier to set your kids in front of the t.v. than actually parent them.
Yes that is dirt all over his face!
Viking boy loves to be with his daddy doing "work". It is amazing to me how one of his first words is "work" and "tool". When daddy is gone to work he often comes up to me saying "Dada?" and I say, "Dada's at work". Then he always responds holding up his tools that he carries around "Work? Dada Work Tool?" He's saying he wants to go work with Dada. From the moment daddy gets home his little shadow is with him, chattering about everything and wanting to be like daddy. He is at his most happy when given a "job" even if its just putting something in the garbage. Most little boys I notice are like this. They want to learn to be a man. How sad for those little guys that don't have a daddy at home to teach them and love them. What a huge hole in a child's life that has no daddy. The women who say that a daddy is unimportant in a child's life are not only wrong, but destructive too. I see every day why my husband is important to my children. Both girls and boys need a loving daddy to show them what a real man is.
Isn't it amazing that God gave little boys from their earliest years a need to work? That he gave them an actual enjoyment of hard physical labor, while he gave us women a love of nurturing and making a home lovely? Put the two of us together and we form a wonderful team.