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I am becoming a student of my sons.
As they grow older, I find myself equally baffled and fascinated by them. Having had no brothers, every step in this boy mom journey is a completely new one. I can choose to be frustrated and flounder through, but that hasn’t worked well for me so far. And I could choose to read a bunch of parenting books telling me what to do with my kids, but those books don’t always “fit” my style, my sons, my situation.
So I’m choosing to watch. And pray. A lot.
I want to notice the way God intricately and perfectly designed each of my three boys. I need Him to reveal to me the characteristics and giftings He placed inside of them that are to be used for His glory. I want to know what makes each of them unique and I’m starting to discover those things…
Big J shows great compassion for younger children. He is creative and social like me, but is a planner and desires structure like his father. And like both of us, he is very passionate.
Little J has been dramatic since birth, which makes him hilarious and strong-willed at the same time. He memorizes things quickly and easily and loves telling others about what he has learned.
Double J is showing us new layers of his personality every day, but we already see lots of humor and independence in everything he does.
Seeing these things, writing them down, studying these boys makes me want to know them better and I want THEM to also know how unique they are. I’m not about empty flattery and boosting pride, but when I see something unique and special in my boys that can be used for the kingdom of God, I am sure to discuss it with them! I think Big J is getting a little suspicious of all the questions I’ve been asking him lately, but our good friends at DaySpring have made it more fun for the boys and I to discover their uniqueness!
We’ve told you before about the UNEEK line from DaySpring – fun, creative creatures with stories and personalities that make them stand out from everyone else. Wally, Splat, Mustachio, and the whole plush UNEEK gang have become best buddies with all three boys. I think they have all of the information on their profile cards completely memorized! And those fun profiles are a great way for me to find out more about my own kids!
- Mustachio’s biggest fears are rattlesnakes and ping-pong balls. What are your fears?
- Wally’s secret talent is ventriloquism! What are you good at that nobody else knows you can do?
- Dweeber’s favorite Bible verse is Psalm 66:1. What Bible verse do you love?
And now there is an app for that! Oh yes, the UNEEKS app became a FAST favorite around our home with the same great characters and fun games to play!
But my favorite part is where the kids can make up their own UNEEK profile! This is where they show me what they think of themselves and I’m loving it! And they love that they are “starring” in an app! Here’s a little video about the app you’ll love:
Before this week, the only place you could buy UNEEKS merchandise was online, but not anymore! UNEEKS can now be found at WalMart and Hobby Lobby! We want to show these stores how much we appreciate them carrying these fun toys and products with a great message, so head out to your local store to get your own UNEEK items for your kids!
Last fun announcement for the day…
We’re having a Twitter chat this afternoon and talking about the uniqueness of our sons! This is sponsored by DaySpring and the UNEEK line, so we’ll be giving away some fun UNEEK prizes! Join us at 3pm EST by following and tweeting to @boyraisers and using the hashtag #boymomchat! We hope to see you there!
And tell us in the comments…
Thanks to DaySpring for providing the review and giveaway items! This is a sponsored post, but all opinions are 100% our own!
I have 3 boys and they are all completely different from one another. I have had to learn the heart and mind of each one of them in order to know how to teach them and guide them through this life because they all learn so differently.My 11 yr old, Daniel, is the wiz kid. He thinks differently than most people I know. Most kids put their hand out the car window and think about how long they can get away with it or how cool it feels. Daniel is thinking about the science of it all…How fast are we going, the force and what happens if he turns his hand this way. He does that with everything. He is also super creative. He has created tons of characters and different stories to go with each one of them. He is so smart and you would think that he has ADD or something, but really, he is just so creative and curious that he cannot concentrate on the ordinary for very long. He learns so fast and gets bored so easily. He sees things that you and I would not and he questions everything. I have had to learn to not be afraid of the questions, not even the ones he has about God, but to embrace them and answer them the best I can, even if the answer is I don’t know.
Barrett, or Bear, my 5 yr old is the bravest kid I know. He once went to a house and was greeted with several barking dogs in his face. These were big dogs barking and growling. Enough to make even some adults afraid. He stood still for a moment and just when I knew he would turn around and hide in my legs…he balls his fists, plants himself and screams as loud as he can at the dogs with a deep and courageous yell. The dogs stopped barking and looked so puzzled. Bear relaxed himself and had the most please look on his face. The dogs never bothered him after that. Although he is this fierce little creature, he still has a huge heart and loves all of God’s creatures. And he has a true faith in God and Jesus that makes my heart melt at times.
Elijah is my baby. He is the best kind of baby of the family. I believe God knew I needed one that really needed me and would continue to need me and be a Momma’s boy for a long time. The only one to get the dimples and the personality to go with them. Everything he says is so dramatic and At 3 yrs old, he knows and can pronounce half of the dinosaur species, calls things “tasty” rather than yummy, loves to tell jokes and expects you to get them and laugh at them all (if you don’t get it he will let you know that that was a joke and say, “You’re supposed to laugh.”), and he is super bright! I call him my little paleontologist, but he says, “No, I’m a dinosaur hunter!” One day he will believe me when I try to explain they are the same thing. Sometimes we have to lose a battle to win a war. They are so headstrong. 🙂
I have struggled as a mother the last 5 years, Bear is a big hand full, but I have learned to know and cherish each of my children for who they are. They are all equally amazing and I have faith that as they teach me, God will allow me to teach them as well. From generation to generation…