Wednesday, September 16, 2009

My Baby!

This weekend I got up Sunday afternoon about 3:30 (early for me on a Sunday), and found my Hunny and Red Rocks at the dining room table, reading. How nice! It makes a mama's heart glad. I asked Red Rocks what he was reading, since I wasn't awake enough to recognize the book. Before he could answer, Hunny said, "He's finding out how to be a man."

What? What? He's 12. WHAT?

Hunny has a series called Every Man's Battle. It's a good series. Deals with some pretty serious issues. One of the books is Preparing Your Son for Every Man's Battle, and that's what Red Rocks is reading. But WHY?

Turns out, according to dad, Red Rocks found hair on his toe that morning. You read that right. Hair. On his toe. So he's becoming a man.

*sigh* What book do I read, given I have hair on my toes?

Until I write again ...

Flea

13 comments:

Trisha said...

A hairy toe - the beginning of life as a hairy man. Your baby is growing up!

Mental P Mama said...

Hair on the toes is a true right of passage;)

Daryl said...

Umm, this is like Sally Grows Up for boys ..

MaBunny said...

LOL yup Flea they are coming to that age! It's scary I know, but something we will get through!

Leenie said...

Good for Red Rocks, sad for mom. But, uh, I have hairs on my toes(just little ones). And I have given birth to five kids. What!??

Don Mills Diva said...

I have never before been moved by a blog to ponder the significance of a hairy toe.

Thank you.

MUD said...

It might do you a lot of good to read "Every Man's Battle" so you will have an idea what a life driven by testosterone is like. If you ask a man what is it that he is thinking about and he says nothing, it is either sex or really nothing. Guys don't wonder what their friends wear to school, what they are doing next, or what other people are thinking feeling and doing. Most of us play games to prepare us for the competition in life. Most soldiers don't worry about going into battle, they only wonder when and where.
Will he change his name to Hairy Red Rocks? MUD

Karen Deborah said...

Tolkein's Lord of the Rings, or something in the order of hobbits. You know the furry toes ones.

Very good series!

Lori said...

You don't get a BOOK, you get a BIC! As in RAZOR!!!

Karen said...

I think that's all the sharing that I'd like. If anything grows higher feel free to keep it all to yourself.

diane said...

I have hair on my toe. Somehow it seems lacking as an official rite of passage!

imbeingheldhostage said...

What book do you read? The little paper one that comes in the do-it-yourself- wax hair remover box ;-) I crack myself up. A couple of months ago I read on KarenDeb's blog something about plucking toe hairs and I have been in pain ever since.

You have to keep us posted on how RR is handling the knowledge. I may need to get that "Battle" book--Jacob came home with a bloody nose today, a kid punched him as he was getting off the bus. I sat staring at him and wondering how we got to this point from the cute little hand-holding stage 6 year olds do. It's like I blinked and he was instantly 11 (going on thirty).

mumple said...

Hair on toes? That'd be "The Hobbit"

Honestly. Hobbits have lots of hair on their toes.