Men use their muscle and their minds to serve, provide and protect others. Boys use them only to advance their own causes.
A little while later, Penelope has to come inside to use the restroom and I overheard her ask Atticus if he'd be OK by himself while she was indoors to which he responded, "Yeah, I have my pocket knife, I'll be fine."
The pride and joy of just sitting back and watching my kiddos is breathtaking. It's a good life.