We just started 4H for this year.  It is great fun for our boys.  Here are 2 of my boys doing archery.  They shoot at hay bales indoors until the weather warms up.  They shoot at the targets for a couple of rounds.  Then they move on to balloons.  They love the challenge.  I watched them for the first time since last year, and I’m impressed.  They have both matured since last year.  No need to remind them of appropriate behavior, no need to get them to pay attention to their next turn.  It was nice.  Sometimes in the trenches of motherhood, I feel like I don’t make much progress.  Today at 4H I realized that they are improving, they are growing up, and maybe, just maybe, I am doing something right with my mothering.

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