Growing Boys

So, it’s happened.

Well, in a week it happens.

When Kirk has his birthday, I will have two eight year old boys.

And for most LDS families, that’s when they start Boy Scouts.


Yes, indeed, they turned eight just in time for the annual pinewood derby.

I am working twenty hours a day, and Nathan writes musicals in between wiping noses, so these boys will soon be visiting Grandad, no doubt!

In the meantime, I endured the first of many related trials:


Yes. The sewing of the patches.


Sewing on Cub Scout patches may be the most anxiety producing motherhood experience yet, other than that whole keep-the-blue-baby-alive thing we endured the last two years.


But, we got it done, three second graders and me, and my growing up boys are so excited to be starting scouts!


I will forever remember that the first day they wore uniforms, Kirk was still wearing penguin footies.

About Emily

I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since 2009. I serve as a Chaplain, and work as a counselor. I got bilateral cochlear implants in 2010, but will always love sign language. I choose books over television, and organics over processed. Nothing is as close to flying as ballroom dancing - except maybe running, when in the solo mood. I would rather be outside than anywhere else, especially at the river riding my bike or kayaking. PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy, and currently doing a post-doc in Jewish Studies and an MDiv in Pastoral Counseling. The best thing about Emily World is that it's always an adventure, even if (not so) grammatically precise. The only thing better than writing is being married to a writer. Nathan Christensen and I were married in the Oklahoma City temple on 13 October 2012, and have since fostered more than eighty-five children. We have adopted the six who stayed, and are totally and completely and helplessly in love with our family. Nathan writes musical theater, including "Broadcast" (a musical history of the radio) and an adaption of Lois Lowry's "The Giver". He served his mission in South Korea, has taught song-writing in New York City public schools, and worked as a theater critic for a Tucson newspaper. This is not an official Web site of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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