When I think of wishes I think of Pinocchio, his dream was to become a real boy. Everyone needs a dream, wish, or a want in life in order to feel as if you are working towards something of importance for you not just someone else. I remember dreaming of finding my prince charming, hoping one day I would get married, spend forever with someone. I found him. I dreamed I would teach the minds of little ones, I achieved that. I wanted a baby so bad, and now I am currently watching him grow up in front of my eyes. It's funny how now I may have little hopes and dreams for myself, but my ultimate wish right now is that my son grows up healthy, strong, Godly, and wise.
In order to achieve this ultimate goal of having my son grow up into a man of God, I will need to have a backbone.
I We will need to stand our ground with rules, expectations, and wants. I am currently reading--on hiatus--Boys Should Be Boys, it's a wonderful read and everyone that has a boy should read it. One key point in the book is that boys need structure, there minds will run free if you give them the open world. Set times for activities, allow him free play but set boundaries. Boys need time to experience the world, but they need your wisdom and guidance more than anything.
When you are watching a boy grow up you have to have a funny bone. You have to see the silver lining when the going gets tough, find something that will put a smile on your face, even though it may be hard. There is a time to be funny, and there is a time to be serious. But I think generally speaking your funny bone, is the one that keeps you sane. Keeps you pushing on with your goal, it lets you know that there are brighter days on the other side.