Artist Henry Raeburn
Boys, looking like boys...
But we hear so often the phrase "Pretty Boy"
We are living in a culture where so many boys dress in skinny jeans,
And fashionable clothing!
I think it is rather odd how boys are made to look pretty!
And there is a fashion trend geared toward looking good!
I still prefer a boy to look like a boy;
Seeing Earrings on boys still does not look appropriate
As I have seen very young boys with them...
Snails and puppy dog tails
That is what a boy should be allowed to do;
We have confusion going on in even little boys' wardrobes.
Nothing wrong for them to look neat and tough and rough;
Little boys need to have the freedom to play ball,
Find roly-polies, and collect rocks!
Play war and ride their bikes like the wind!
Have a good tumble every so often;
Even a good punch in the arm can help them roll with the punches!
Keeping the little boy in a place where they can be in training,
To discover the great outdoors...
Too many of our little boys live in sterile environments,
And sit in front of a video screen!
Be careful to not expect them to be pretty and clean all the time...
Little Boys are not supposed to be dainty and re-fined!
Boys need forts and sand boxes and dogs to play with!
We need to allow them to build things out of scrap wood and fly kites.
They need to have trucks and play guns and books just for boys.
Do not dress your boys like girls
Do not let them have long hair
Do not expect them to act soft and dainty!
Boys will be boys
Unless of course you want a pretty boy'
Most of the ones who have been told so many times how good looking
They were, it has gone to their head!
Some have even grown up to be playboys.
And have made a game out of winning young ladies hearts!
Grow boys and train them to be loyal and strong!
May they grow up learning to honor and to practice diligence in their tasks!
May they be hard-working and able to fix things!
Teach them well as one day they will need to support a family!
Help them to have Godly character...