You tell me...Am I right or wrong?
This is what I'm talking about:
When I owned my daycare/preschool, the little boys would always be the first to pick up a toy and hoist it over their heads and declare, "See, I'm strong!" They were also the first ones to come running in to show me their "bleed" and then run back outside to "pop a wheelie" on the Big Wheel again. Even when boys are older, they do their best to show everyone around them that they "got this" and will never admit defeat.
When the little boys turn into big boys, they still seem to carry with them that same attitude. Grown up boys tend to boast about their accomplishments great or small such as, "I ate 6 tacos and still went and finished 12 hot wings from KFC." Why?? Or how about the boast of, "That's nothing! I not only broke my wrist but sprained my elbow and still continued to do X,Y,Z..." Or this, it may be 12 degrees below zero outside but their response? "I'm not cold. That's why I'm wearing shorts."
How are we as women supposed to respond? At my daycare, I would respond with, "Wow! You sure are strong!" only to have three other little boys hoisting tricycles over their heads and flexing their muscles." Or, the reply could be, "Now what would make you want to eat that many tacos and wings in one sitting? Don't you dare complain about having a stomache ache!"
Which brings me to this...why do guys, the toughest of tough guys, get sick and turn into little boys again? It's the only time where they let their tough, "I can pick up a car all by myself" attitude fly out the window.
Recently, a friend of mine went through grueling surgery that affected her bowel and womenly parts. It involved her having to using an ostomy bag for a few months and eating baby food for 3 weeks. Not once did she complain about her situation. (Trust me, I would've been complaining and bawling at the thought of it all.) She took it all in stride. Yet, her husband just had shoulder surgery and has been reduced to being a whiney boy all over again.
I think that men really never completely grow up, they just need to wear bigger shoes!
***Note, to my male readers, this was completely in fun...no male bashing here at all.
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