Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Boys will be Boys

My son just told me a five minute story about how he was chosen for a dangerous mission to tell a young lady that his friend's older brother liked her.  After  4 failed attempts at trying to work up the nerve to talk to a "yucky girl" (his words, not mine) he ended up yelling the message to her. Then, he evidently ran away screaming about how gross it was and  punched his friend in the shoulder for making him be the messenger boy.

I said, " why on earth would you punch your best friend in the shoulder?"

Then he cracked me up with his neanderthal response:

"We're men! We don't talk...we just punch each other in the shoulder."

And that, ladies, sums up the male race in a nutshell.

I know that I'm supposed to be praying diligently for my children's future spouses, but I've got to be honest;  it may take a divine act of God for my son to find a spouse who appreciates his mountain man/ tough guy/ cowboy exterior. He's definitely rough around the edges...and apparently he's the strong silent type too. Thankfully we have many, many years before he's of marrying age.


  1. LOL...that's funny. I'm sure as he grows up some of the rough edges will smooth out. But it does seem like the punching each other doesn't go

  2. That's so funny! But the shoulder punching is so true. :)

  3. LOL. I'm trying to savor every moment when our children still think that talking to a boy/girl is gross. I'm with you on the part of being thankful there are still quite a number of years before marrying age!