Boys and Girls…so very different

I know you don’t need me to tell you that boys are so different than girls.  Growing up with two sisters and then marrying Josh made me even more aware of the striking differences that boys and girls have.  I don’t know that I will ever get over noticing how very different my girls and Mack are; it really does make me laugh. This week Mack has been attending a Football Camp each evening from 5:30-9:00pm.  He comes home HUNGRY.  We told him not to eat much before he went to camp because he was liable to get sick out in that heat with a full belly.  Thinking he was fulfilling our wish, he ate “only two peanut butter and jelly sandwiches” before the first night of practice!  I have enjoyed talking to him as he tells me all about his practice and eats some late night dinner.

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After he ate, the girls asked Josh to come in the living room because he needed to see their new dance.

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I had to sneak this picture or Ruby might be mad at me, but I had to record this.  For some reason it just struck me funny that we went from football talk to dancing in the living room in 2.3 seconds.  And Josh was very attentive and always ends their dance sessions by telling them that if they ever need help with dance moves that they should ask him for help.  Thankfully, they know he is joking.

I found this today:

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Mack has a folder he labeled “Football Plays.”  He has been adding pictures of plays he is learning.  He tried to explain them to me; I listened attentively, but still don’t quite understand. And in between football talk I was helping Molly with a sewing project. Mack was a good sport as we wandered the sewing store…I think hanging out with us girls so much will make him a good husband one day.

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It is a cute little doll pattern that I hope will turn out well.  If it does, I will share some pictures!  Molly is at her best when she has a project…something to keep her hands busy. And right now I am waiting for Mack and Josh to come home from Day Three of Football Camp.  Josh texted me a couple of times, as he was watching the end of Mack’s camp, and told me that Mack is a talker.  He does all he is supposed to do and talks to those around him the entire time.  I love that about Mack.  Usually.  He talks to me all the time about all manner of things.  I hope that continues his whole life. Josh talks to me, too, but he is very selective when it comes to texting.  I could show you a bazillion text exchanges where I say much and he says one word, maybe two. Here’s one of many examples:

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Soooo, all these words I typed just to say boys and girls are different.  I could take this topic into a political discussion, but I don’t think that would be very helpful.  There is definitely no gender-neutrality around here!  Different as night and day….and I love it.

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