That is what my mom always said when she was asked how many children she had. "Four, three boys and a girl".
When I was growing up I not only had three brothers but also two male cousins who were very close in age to my brothers as well as all of their friends. Needless to say, I was surrounded by boys all the time. I had to play baseball and football and wrestle and just put up with all sorts of boy activities. It wasn't always fun, but I somehow managed to make it through childhood.
In the village there is a family that is also comprised of "three boys and a girl". The girl is very much a tomboy and reminds me of myself in that situation quite often.
The other day I looked out and saw this.
I stopped them long enough to snap a few pictures, make sure the ropes weren't too tight, made sure the boys weren't ganging up on the little girl and then let them on their merry way.
It reminded me of the time we tied up my brother Dave and set him out by the road with a "Free" sign on him. Ahhhh...memories.