I's not beautiful anymore mummy, I's FANCY.
For the longest time Wild Thing has been my Beautiful Boy. He really is, but I think it originally sprang out of my favorite book on boyhood.
Be Boy Buzz
If you have a boy, you need to read this book. This book is an interactive book - the kind toddlers and preschoolers jump up from reading and act out. Its the kind of book you read with a bongo drum in hand. This is the kind of book you buy all your friends when they have a baby boy. If you're discovering it with grown boy childs you still need a copy to give them on their next birthday, or better yet, THEY should get you a copy for Mother's Day. This book is SO much better than Love You Forever. This is the kind of book that is next to impossible to find on library shelves. It is poetic and poignant and yes BEAUTIFUL.
This book was written by an Afro-American feminist theorist. Bell Hooks.
So I'm going to miss my BEAUTIFUL boy, and spend some time celebrating my FANCY boy.
He promises me he will still be my BAD BOY BEAST sometimes.