John Michael is quite the fighter these days. I honestly can't think of anything he loves more than to gather his growing collection of Nerf swords, shields, daggers, battle axes, maces, etc. and bring them to Johnny to have a war. They fight and fight and fight. It really feels like the essence of boyhood. He swings as hard as he can only to be blocked by his strong daddy. He grunts and giggles and shrieks with delight. He talks about his gear when he isn't playing with them and carries it around the house. He's in love. And we're in love with him! Because despite this all out boyish behavior he is the most tender child that ever lived. He loves to care for people, to comfort them, to bless them, to snuggle with them, to encourage them. He's growing up to be strong and sweet.