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An Ode To Boys

Tomorrow is the first day of Middle school for you.

I wish for you short classes with long walks in between; top lockers; teachers who inspire; fun PE classes with an opportunity to slam the eighth grade jerk in dodge ball; Twinkies your mothers can’t see you eat; the cool lunch bench; girls that are nicer to you than they are to each other;  pants no one tells you to belt; many new friends; a bully who never sees you; cool gym shoes; lunch times that last for hours; one loyal best friend who stands with you through everything; corny jokes; many funny gross sounds only you can make; a science teacher who will enjoy this sick humor; minimal awkward moments; and an easy time adjusting to becoming young men.

You are my future, my brightest hope.


even though you smell.


Brian’s mom


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About Catherine, the redhead mom blogger

Catherine’s hopes to make this blog a safe place for thyroid sufferers to come laugh and share the funnier side of thyroid disease while raising awareness around the world. She is a published author, known for her humorous speeches on finding your dream life and blogging for fun and profit. Catherine writes about her dream life at, 8 Women Dream and several online marketing publications. She would also like to be invited to speak at TED about her observations. Catherine posts on M/W/F. Join me on Google+ rapieress@aol.com

4 Responses to An Ode To Boys

  1. Blog Antagonist August 14, 2007 at 4:57 pm #

    My oldest son started Middle School last year. I remembered how scary it was for me, and I was a year older. I was worried, but he did just fine. And he really enjoyed the freedom that they give the older kids. Good luck to your boys. I hope they have a wonderful year.

  2. Lady Calliah August 16, 2007 at 6:31 pm #

    Beautifully written. I cannot imagine sending my kids off to school at all, seeing as we homeschool, but I remember all too well what those first days were like as a student, and the excitement they brought :)

  3. Catherine August 22, 2007 at 3:02 am #

    Thank you all for your wonderful wishes for Brian. So far he is loving school … I am crossing my fingers, toes, blankets, ribbons, hair…

  4. Allison September 13, 2007 at 9:08 pm #

    Ahhhh so like boys!

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