Saturday, January 10, 2009

It's a guy thing


You have to remember I had 3 daughters before I had any sons and then you might have a better grasp about what I am saying.

Before I met Ray, I had 3 girls and he had one of each. We joined our families into one home almost 7 years ago and Tyler was already 5 and Mikaela was 7 when that happened.

Even after 7 years of living with Tyler, 5 years with Keegan and almost 4 with Konnor I still shake my head at the differences between boys and girls. It is even more evident when I compare Tyler and Kimmy. They are only about 3 weeks apart and had the same due date but the differences between their maturity is so vast I am amazed that they really are the same age. Ray of course just says "It's a guy thing" and I am not sure if I will ever really understand what that means.

Here are some other things that make my mouth open, my forehead crease and my eyes squint and all I get in response from my awesome husband is "it's a guy thing"

Busting out in uncontrollable laughter because you just farted and it made a really cool noise on the chair at dinner - guy thing.

Discovering that your tissue holds 4 different colors of mucus and running around showing anyone that will look - guy thing

Finally being able to say your ABC's during one long belch - guy thing

Turning anything longer then 6 inches into drum sticks - guy thing

Thinking that if you spit into your hand that will wash away the dirt - a guy thing (of course my mom used to do that to my face with a napkin but it is still a guy thing!)

Being so proud that you left the biggest, darkest ring in the tub - guy thing

The list goes on and on but I am starting to think it is more of a caveman thing then a "guy thing". My girls are not girly girls by any means. In fact I can't remember the last time I saw any of them in a dress on but even they roll their eyes at their brothers "it's a guy thing" behaviors.

Now my husband assures me that although they may never outgrow these behaviors (he hasn't), they will learn to control them when they become interested in girls and ONLY when they around these girls. So what he is saying to me is that for the next 14+ years I will have to endure my boys and their friends hanging out at my house doing what my husband describes as "it's a guy thing".

GOD please grant me a deaf ear and slightly blurred vision until they move out.

~Just Me

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