Boys will be boys & the Friday Round-up--9.24.2010

© Cheese Curds and Kimchi
Will he be shy? Sweet? Funny like his father? Perhaps the class clown? Or maybe teacher's pet?

My mind was flooded with possibilities as I knelt before the boys, watching their antics through the viewfinder of my camera. They were lined in the hallways, doing their best to mind the teacher, but giving in to the need to poke, tickle or jostle their neighbor. They are, after all, five year old boys.

It was a glimpse of our future and for a moment. My heart ached and my fingers trembled slightly. Some day our child would be one lined up in the hallway. Someday our child would be giggling and misbehaving.

Suddenly I wasn't a photographer doing work at the school,  I was a mother, watching her child.

And it was good.


In keeping with the "boys will be boys" theme, check out this adorable cutie over at jon & kelly + max. Max has been home for three months now. Hooray!

For today's oh-my-God-those-people-are-idiots fix, head over to Heart, Mind and Seoul, read "It's a small world, but not THAT small". I can't believe people like this manage to procreate.

After that post, we deserve a good rant. This one, Open Letter(s) to People Who Hate Kids at Rants from Mommyland works a lot of great topics in, including oversized strollers, rude shoppers, the vajazzler (yes, it's what you think it is) and "I'm with stupid" t-shirts. This post has it all, and it kept me laughing all the way. And yes, I'll admit here in public that screaming kids in restaurants really piss me off. I know, I know. Someday soon that will be us. But until then...keep 'em quiet.

Have you seen this video?  It's called Reflections of Motherhood and the premise is that they asked moms to go back to the days right before they had their children, and to share the advice they would give to themselves. The advice that touches me is at 2:04 in the video. Just watch. Which one would you choose?

Have a great weekend!



  1. Hello from ICLW #120. What a beautiful video. I'm still ttc #1 and hope that I can remeber this video when we are close to having our child, wherever he/she will come from. Thank you!

  2. Great post - again! Another week has passed in this process, always marked by Friday Roundup. :) I love the picture at the top and your reflection. Thanks for sharing.

    BTW - I nominated you for a Versatile Blogger Award. Not sure if you've already been sent one but I really think that your blog is wonderful so check out my blog for details. ;)

  3. OK, I often post before I actually read the articles - I open them in another window but that way I don't forget to comment. But I'm back to thank you for those posts today! I was appalled and then laughing out loud! Thanks for sharing.

  4. Soon. Soon. You'll never be able to look at another Asian kid the same way again. In the meantime, enjoy time as a couple and not having to stay up half the night with a sick kid. :) Thanks for your always awesome posts.

  5. Thank you for visiting my blog and for sharing this great video. Everything's that on there is so so true. I love the "Google doesn't have kids" ;)

  6. I *adore* this post! (And it's funny, I used to think/worry our child would be the sensitive one... uh, I think not. We have the class clown.)

  7. cute boys!!! what's the story behind this shot?

  8. How fun to imagine what your child will be like! It's fun to think of what they'll be doing/how they'll behave!

    ICLW #43

  9. That video was awesome! you always find the best stuff!

    love that photo.

  10. That is a great video!!! Thanks for sharing!

    Looking at the video a few times, I noticed it was filmed not to far away from where I live!!

    Happy ICLW

  11. Grace, I made the photo while visiting a charter school in Milwaukee called the Hmong American Partnership. They have over 700 students, the majority being Asian children. It was so thrilling and exciting to see this school! And to know that it will be an option for our child...yay!

  12. Thanks so much for your kind words on my blog :)

    I love that your dreaming of your child...and I hope it's not long before you know all about him.



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