I just found Blessed Among Men a few weeks ago. It’s a funny and touching site about a mother raising her five boys. I thought this one really hit home for me. As a father of four daughters and one boy the difference is pretty stark in how they connect. This is today’s post about her attempt to connect emotionally with her sons.

The other night I tucked the oldest two in bed and had a rare moment after prayers to just sit and talk with them. Many changes have taken place in our family in the last two months and I’ve been so busy trying to hold up the fort, I hadn’t really taken the time to check in on them and see how they were adjusting.

Me: Since we’ve moved and Papa has a new job and we’re expecting a baby, I want to know if you have any concerns or if you want to talk to me about anything at all.

Oldest: Hmmmm….Nope.

Me: OK, How about you Alex, do you have any concerns?

Alex: Yes…I just…Well’ it’s just that…When we first moved here…I um, well, no, We… found lots and lots of lizards but in the last two days, we really haven’t found any at all.

Please check out Blessed Among Men. And while you’re there scroll down to see how porcupines give birth. If it doesn’t happen that way, it should.