Last week, sitting around the dinner table, we started talking about what kind of life our children envisioned for themselves. All of my boys said they’d like to get married, two said they wanted a big family, while the other two said they only wanted one child or one son, etc., …but then Taylor chimed in. She imagined herself married with kids and immediately the room went silent. Like crickets silent. My husband just nodded (not a nod of agreement, but that ummm ok, I’m not listening while you pretend play kind of nod!)
She finished with, “What do you think Daddy?” and Aaron simply said, “You’re gonna live with me forever Taylor, remember, we talked about living in Florida and going swimming and boating…” She smiled while she searched her memory, and bragged to the boys, “I’m gonna live by the ocean forever! And go swimming with Daddy!”
We all laughed hysterically, even Taylor, who had no idea she was being manipulated!
My friends and I always joke about what it will be like when Taylor has her first date. We laugh and imagine the look on the boy’s face when he rings the doorbell and sees not one, not two, but five men standing there ready to interrogate the hell out of him.
My husband is muscular and broad at 6’2 and has the look of intimidation mastered! And already my four high school sons are 6’3, with my middle son weighing 245lbs easy. So whoever decides to ask Taylor on that first date, I’m praying already he’s fearless like the three Hebrew boys in the fiery furnace, because it’s gonna be extremely intense that day.
My husband and sons often brag about how they can’t wait for some ‘knucklehead’ to show up and laugh about the things they will say. They regularly reference the Bad Boys II movie scene with Will Smith and Martin Lawrence meeting Reggie for the first time. Their interaction is very explicit, like extremely…but to my husband and four sons, it’s the best scene in the movie!
Since I pride myself on maintaining a family appropriate blog, I won’t provide a link to that particular scene, but my twins have assured me it’s available on YouTube if you want to search for it. LOL!
But the other day, a friend of ours sent my husband this Instagram post. His reasoning was that he could easily see Aaron “snatching up” the boy that expects to take Taylor out on her first date! (Unlike the Bad Boy II scene, this one is more appropriate and definitely laugh out loud funny!)
When my husband forwarded it to me, I laughed so freaking hard!! Not only does Aaron look like he’s The Rock’s little brother, he acts just like this!! While it’s funny, it’s also kinda scary… I guess I need to get used to the idea of Taylor living with us in Florida!
May our sons flourish in their youth, like well-nurtured plants. May our daughters be like graceful pillars, carved to beautify a palace. Psalm 144:12 (NLT)