Wednesday, February 23, 2011

What are you doing, Oliver?





I'm playing by myself, Mom, he replied, as he ran by, clad in camo pants and jacket, Nerf gun in hand. The helicopter circling overhead and the sirens in the distance, a normal scenario on a weeknight, lent a bit of eerie reality to the scene. But, it still seems incongruous, sometimes, that I'm the mother of boys.

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  1. It seems so incongruous to me that there is a place that is not covered in snow, that is not so bloody cold.

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  2. The land of make believe...long may it reign!

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  3. From a fellow mom of boys, I totally get this! At first glance! xo

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  4. Looks to me like he was having a ton of fun!

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  5. I fell in love with my 1st husband, an only child, when he told me how he played tennis alone, running around from side to side trying to playing as though he had a partner. I have to say, he became a heck of tennis player as an adult!

    Oliver is fabulous. And I like your street, too, with its trees and sidewalks (and your stone walk).

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  6. After we had the three girls,I could not imagine having boys.And then came two.Wow.What a difference and even yet, a difference between the two of them.

    I tell you,Oliver and Joe.Together.That I have a feeling would be a real trip.


    Love the previous post.Still cannot believe that my Taylor has been in that beauty for a year.Lucky girl.

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  7. He is so incredibly wonderful to me that I lack the words to explain it.
    Catching the rays as if the energy of the sun is all he needs to win his battle, fighting the invisible warriors, running after them. I hope you gave him some ice cream when he came in. A warrior needs more than rays to keep up the good work.

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  8. From the mother of two boys~thanks for the memories.

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  9. You'll be sitting in the front row when he collects his best director academy award. I love this kid! I'll be on my living room couch, cheering.

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  10. From the mother of two girls - thanks for the glimpse.

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  11. My daughter walked in as I was chuckling over just the title of this post, and asked what I was laughing about. I told her that you had written a post about Oliver, and just reading the title made me anticipate a funny story... he's VERY stealth in those photos : )

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  12. Boys do come from a different planet, I think. As it should be.

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  13. sort of a swat , starsky and hutch , rambo thing,
    what else?

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  14. The freedom to imagine, how I envy him! I love this post and pics:)

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  15. THIS looks familiar. My son could come over and play with yours. They would have a great time. Boys.

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