The Corner

Boys to Men

Tony Woodlief has a very funny article on raising boys in today’s WSJ. An excerpt:

Judging by the greeting cards, Father’s Day is like a Sabbath for many men, a day Dad puts his feet up. I think the Almighty was able to rest one day a week because he had just the two kids, only one of whom was male. I could really use a restful Father’s Day, but recently I found my sons huddled over a book on traps, which makes me fear that they’re planning for my gift to be something live. Already this spring they’ve captured a snake, a bullfrog and at least one deadly spider. While other men think about golfing or napping tomorrow, I’m praying I can weather the day without getting bitten.

If you like it, check out Tony’s new pamphlet, “Raising Wild Boys Into Men,” here. At $4, it’s the price of a trip to Starbucks. A visit to his blog is even cheaper.

John J. Miller is the national correspondent for National Review and the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. His new book is Reading Around: Journalism on Authors, Artists, and Ideas.

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