A lot has been going on since that last post. I'm glad it received the attention it did, and there's definitely a follow-up or two in the making. There's also the small matter of the 3,288 miles the Three French Men logged on our four-week Atlanti-ganza. Until then, though, there's much more important business afoot.
It's Man UP Monday, and it's time to talk about happy balls.
Most boys learn early on how vulnerable their balls are, but it's usually after a swift, undefended blow (and about an hour of fetal bargaining). It's easy to talk to your sons about the importance of cups and jockstraps, but discussions about lumps and cancer are at best awkward, and at worst ignored entirely.
That's why I'm proud to support my friend Jim Higley and serve as a member of the Team Single Jingles Man UP Monday parent blogging team. I want to do my part and spread important messages about testicular cancer. For example, did you know that:
I had a quick talk with my older son about this, and after the initial sniggering, he processed it all pretty quickly. We talked through a few aspects of self-exams, and he said, "Any extra grapes in the sack, and I tell you or Mom. Got it."
I love this boy. He's a big fan of the bottom line.