Friday, January 22, 2010
Home Spun comic strip #438
I'm not sure how this one will come across to my readers who have only girls. Those of you who have boys will probably understand. Let's say I've had the pleasure of learning the difference between boys and girls first hand. Surprise! It isn't just physical. Where girls are inclined to use words to express themselves, boys are more likely to take a hands on approach, usually by hitting, throwing something, or spitting. Then around age seven or eight they discover the miracle of language. And before anyone tells me that girls do this too, I'm not denying it. But based on my personal observations of my children and their friends, boys tend to do it more.
It has been a long time since I've had to apologize for my son's behavior or defend him against the injustices of another boy. We've had some crazy moments when I never thought I could civilize him. Eventually, he passed his savage stage and become a decent young man of whom I'm quite proud. And who mumbles a lot. Welcome to the teens.