What Little Boys Do

Andrew will be two years old in a few weeks. Growing like a weed, that boy is. He wants to be outside all the time. He's not interested in what is indoors. 

I suppose little boys just want to be out in the sunshine discovering the world. 

For a moment or two, he will walk. But then he will start running and his mother gives chase. 

I'm in the boot and sidelined.


I sat on a wooden bench at the park and watched as first he went one way, and then for some unknown reason only he was privy to, he'd turn around and head out in the other direction.

Eventually they both were just red and blue dots in the distance. 


I showed Andrew what a cabbage looks like. He was not remotely interested. 


"Swing, Mama." He looks at me with my camera as though I am some form of alien.


I showed him the trees budding out, meaning spring is on its way. He couldn't have cared less.


And he's off again. Staring at something in the distance. I wonder what it is? I wonder if he knows what he's running toward?


There's my happy little man. All smiles. Running. Just running for the heck of it. 

Because that's what little boys do.

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    1. He seriously is! He looks like more of a little boy with less baby fat every time I see him.

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  2. Oh boy!! Literally!! Adorable and full of energy!!

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    1. I'm afraid he may have inherited my energy. Which isn't always an asset.

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  3. He's the cutest little thing - he seriously looks so much like you, Brenda!!

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    1. I think he probably got my chipmunk cheeks.

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  4. Grandchildren are the best ever!

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  5. He is a little doll! His mama is cute, too. Looks like a fun day! Your redbud trees are a bit ahead of ours. Can't wait to see them in bloom!

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    1. It's a wonderful time of year. I sure hope I can turn Andrew into a gardener.

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  6. what a sweet guy and looks like a fun day. Does he ever look like you!!

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  7. So true!! Tiger loved the outdoors at the age also and he hasn't changed one bit. I truly can't keep up with him! Thank goodness they have young Mom's!! He is one super cutie!!
    hugs,
    Linda

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    1. His mother is 37. When I was 37, one of mine was out of high school. His parents have to spell "outside" or he gets overly excited.

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  8. Andrew's a darling little boy! With a pretty mama. What amazing photos...

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    1. I love photos of kids when they're not being posed.

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  9. Andrew is adorable, and his mom is cute too..[She looks like you]. Proud you had a fun day with them.

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  10. SO cute! Yes, as a mother of three boys, that IS what little boys do... :) Enjoy him! Take care Brenda...

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    1. Don't know that they could handle three "Andrews."

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  11. LOL I remember this age / stage. Priceless : ) Soak up every minute as a treasure.

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  12. He's a cutie! I love the quality of your photos too. Little boys are always so full of energy. Let them run. They need it. Ha!

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    1. I didn't have a chance to take many. I was surprised when he was running that it didn't turn out blurry. Lucked out!

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  13. My goodness, has he ever grown! Such a cutie pie! I wish I could have a little of that energy...

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    1. I'd be happy to give you some of mine if I could...

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  14. Awww, Andrew is so cute!! I know y'all had fun at the park and yes, their energy is unbelievable. So much to see and they want it all at once. Thank you for sharing your beautiful daughter and adorable grandson with us.

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  15. Oh, he is just too cute! Yep, that's what little boys do. I can't keep up with my grandson Joshua when he is here. He is like a tornado from one part of the house to the next. You have to make sure he isn't into something.

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  16. What a doll! He has really grown. Your daughter is so pretty, too.

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  17. He is adorable, Brenda! I remember chasing my son all over the place at that age. Your daughter is beautiful - I think she looks like you!

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  18. Such a great way to spend a day...so sweet!

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  19. Andrew's a darling little boy! With a pretty mama. What amazing photos...

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  20. What a cutie! I hope all that running around meant he needed a good nap when he got home so Mama could rest a bit.

    A long time ago I read something about how in either the 40s or 50s a magazine had an article where they had a Marine match each movement a 2yo made and the Marine was pooped out in a couple of hours and the 2 yo was still full of energy.

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  21. He is adorable!!!! Looks like an wonderful & fun kind of day!!!!

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  22. He is absolutely adorable! Yes, he's doing what little boys do. :)

    xo
    Pat

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  23. So sweet! I'm glad that you are able to spend time with him. He looks like such a happy little boy.

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  24. So sweet! I'm glad that you are able to spend time with him. He looks like such a happy little boy.

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  25. Brenda, he is so very sweet! Yes, at that age, 'run' is what they do best. One direction and then the next, with absolutely no rhyme nor reason. Just because they can! I'm certainly glad he loves being outdoors. So many parents are happy to keep them cossetted inside, in front of a TV, computer or tablet even at Andrew's young age.

    I'm glad Andrew's getting opportunity to run in the fresh air, even if he's not yet interested in the beautiful signs of spring!

    Thank you for sharing him with us.

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  26. What a precious child!
    He has a touch of spring fever perhaps :)

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  27. He is all boy. Show him food that is not green. Children do not seem to like that color. I suggest showing something he can be active with like pulling up a carrot when he knows that some plants are to see and some to taste. What fun for him to see corn, potatoes, and beans with their history later.

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  28. He and his Mom look like you Brenda! he's a cute little guy!

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  29. Your family and photos are beautiful, Brenda.

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