I see a part of our culture promoting exasperation, eye-rolling, & sighing as appropriate responses to very normal boy behavior. These very approved responses tell of our disregard and disrespect for what males (& their inherent qualities) offer to our society. The immediate response is to see energy as unusual and medicate away this "problem."
This makes me mad, honestly. Mad enough to write about such things. I really want to enjoy my boys. I want others to delight in theirs as well -- no treasure compares to a delighted-in boy. I want to give approving smiles, warmth, generous affirmation and an evil eye, when necessary, to the little men I love. Join me?