Sunday, September 21, 2014 Elul 26, 5774

For as long as I can remember, my 7-year-old has been afraid of volcanos. So I found it surprising when he asked to visit the Pompeii exhibit at The Franklin Institute. 

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Because of my experiences being teased as a timid kid, I've coached my sons not to apologize for being who they are. But sometimes I still catch myself worrying about their boisterous personalities as if I were looking at them through the eyes of my old classmates. 

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My boys are fidgety, forgetful, goofy, distracted, impulsive and many more adjectives that some may judge as problematic. But aren't these also the traits of boys just being boys?

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Musings of a Modern Balabusta

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