Thoughts on the men I hope my sons become have been weighing heavy on my mind as of late. I recently wrote an article for mom.me that was more challenging than I expected it to be. Jason and I stayed up late trying to narrow down a list of life lessons we hope to tech our boys. My hope is to raise modern gentlemen: those that can swing a hammer, get down on the dance floor, scrub a toilet, and say they're sorry. And then Jason found me this quote, and it pretty much sums it up.
I loved it so much in fact, that I made a little free printable. Click here to download and print your own. And whilst Robert A. Heinlein put it best, my list isn't half bad either. Click here if you'd like to read what 30 things I really want my sons to know. I also want to add that I think children learn best by example and it is for this reason that I am ever so grateful to be raising my boys with Jason. He models what it means to be a modern gentleman everyday. And like the enlightened renaissance man that he is, he does it with style and grace and the world's brightest smile on his face.