The Photo Gallery 223: Boys

Boys

A tree to climb and a dog to run beside; that’s all this boy needs to bring a smile to his face.
Oh and maybe a big stick to bash the misshaped tree root which loomed large and black in front of us.
He didn’t say it but I could tell, feel it in my bones, that he wanted this photo taken. King of the hill. Lord of the trees.

We’re at that age where I can sometimes be greeted with an eyeroll or a deep, dramatic sigh if I suggest we all pile off to the woods for a few hours.
It’s like a switch is flicked at the age of 12 and the pre-teen shoulder slump kicks in.
To be fair, he does his best to fight it. Once we’re there, his cheeks bloom, his knees get steadily dirtier and he’ll run and climb and jabber jabber jabber none stop, whether someone is listening or not.
And he will flop into the sofa upon our return, exhausted and spent because he doesn’t do anything by half and he will give a deep, dramatic sigh of contentment.

This post is for week 223 of The Photo Gallery: The theme is: Boys.

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9 Responses to The Photo Gallery 223: Boys

  1. Lovely photo and I recognise exactly what you’re saying! You could have been writing about my 11 year old son 🙂
    Sarah MumofThree World recently posted…The Gallery: Boys 2015My Profile

  2. Louise says:

    I am not overly looking forward to my boys getting hormones. Good to know they will still like sticks
    Louise recently posted…BoysMy Profile

  3. Fantastic picture. Nothing like romping through the woods to get the blood pumping.
    Outside The Click recently posted…The Gallery – BoyMy Profile

  4. Emma says:

    That’s a fab photo, I can see why it needed to be taken!
    Emma recently posted…The Boys aka 'Mini Klik's'My Profile

  5. Lovely photo! Thank you so much for hosting, I love this linky 🙂 x

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  6. LauraCYMFT says:

    Gorgeous photo! He sounds like Z. He is never keen on going out to the park or for a walk but once he is there, he’s loving it. Mind you, he’s only 7…have I worse to come?!
    LauraCYMFT recently posted…Boys #TheGalleryMy Profile

  7. Fab moment there – boys are brill! x
    Louise Edwards recently posted…Spring arrives at Carsington Water @stwcarsington #derbyshireMy Profile

  8. What a great photo! It’s great when they have a love for the outdoors, and I’m glad to hear it continues even when the pre-teen ways are starting to kick in x
    Bloggermummylauren recently posted…Why Having a Pet is Good For Your ChildrenMy Profile

  9. Susan Mann says:

    Bless, what lovely photo and I think I can see my future in the not to distant future. xx
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