What Boys Need

Well this week Brittany

and I caught the film School for Scoundrels. It’s not going to be nominated for any awards. Its funny, a bit course and slightly lame. The plot of the movie is that Dr. P runs a school for wimps. He teaches them how to stand up for themselves and be confident. The hero of the film is Roger, played by Jon Heder. He is one of the wimps but becomes the star student. Dr. P always attacks the strongest student because of his competitive streak. The school is not really for scoundrels, but it is run by one.  Driving away from the theater, I said to Britt, “What’s sad is that there really is a need for a school that teaches guys to be real men. I have to say that I also watched

Lake House this week… a 100% chick flick – and a good one. I like romance. I think men should cry. I’m not saying they should be calloused, harsh, overbearing mean spirited ogres. We see churches and parents try to teach their boys all kinds of things these days, but the Bible tells us to teach them only two things; God’s Word and self control. “Similarly, encourage the young men to be self-controlled.” Titus 2:6   Last night was a great night. Caleb had a football game. He plays for The Lightening. It is a team of 11-12 year olds. Caleb wont be 11 till next month. He is one of the smaller boys out there. He plays offensive end. Last night on the last play of the game, they called a pass play to Caleb. He ran the pattern exactly right. The ball was thrown perfectly on target. Caleb caught the ball and a half second later, a boy a full foot taller and certainly 30 pounds heavier, smashed into him driving him to the ground. Caleb got up without even a whimper and walked off the field. 

The Lightening didn’t win the game, but Caleb won. He took a hard hit from a bigger foe and walked away. I told him after the game that I felt bad about encouraging him to join a team where he was smaller than everyone else. It’s been a tough season for him. But he didn’t quit. The struggle will serve him well. I’m going to do my best to make sure that he never needs a school to teach him to be a man. He’s a tender, caring little guy who has learned to take a hit, and I’m proud of him for that.  telemicus out

1 Responses to What Boys Need

  1. caleb says:

    Hey dad i was worried about football today until i read this, because now i know no matter what happens to me or how hard i hit or how hard i get hit you will still be proud of me….thank you so much for everything you do for me

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