Snips and snails and puppy dog tails… when we discovered baby Bowen would be Eli , I began fortifying myself for all things boy. There are certain traits that seem to accompany the XY chromosomes more frequently than the XX chromosomes. Traits such as dirt, fist fights, farts, and speeding tickets, just to name a few. I thought I knew what to expect, after all, I’m married to man and grew up a with brother. All that preparation did securely prepare me for when my boy’s creativity would bombard me. Pulled back my blankets to uncover Eli’s dart stash.