June 13, 2009

When Boys Keep House

Having three older sisters, means that my boys are a little more sensitive to the interests of females.

The other day, I was wearing a new pair of shoes and all three of them not only noticed, but commented on it. Not in the "You got new shoes." (How much did they cost way husbands say it." But, the "You got new shoes" (and aren't they so cool) way a girlfriend might say it. One of them actually let out a little squeal.

I know that one day this will really pay off when they start looking for wives. What better way to impress a girl than to comment on her great looking shoes?

My sons also appreciate fine fabrics and know how to identify them by touch. This comes from hours spent with me in fabric stores feeling for just the right thing. At first, they would follow behind me and copy me. Then, over time, I realized they were spreading out and feeling fabrics and telling me to try this one and isn't this one soft or isn't this one a nice weight.

This can get embarrassing if you happen to take your sons to Victoria's Secret with you. And yes, I may be speaking from experience. On the upside, my daughters-in-law will some day thank me for my sons' appreciation of fine lingerie and their ability to buy the good stuff.

Don't worry, though. We haven't just developed their sweet and gentle sensitive side. They are hard working men. With tools. Who love big trucks. And have an adequate layer of dirt on them at the end of the day.

Check out this exhibit. That would be them ditching their breakfast to watch the dump truck leave mulch in our driveway.

And yet, they can still take an interest in things that other little boys (without three older sisters) may pass up. Like decorating, for instance. They just do it with a masculine flair.

A few weeks ago, Samuel got this little goodie in his kid's meal at chic-fil-a. And what a great soap dish it made.

And the other night, I went into the older boys' room to tuck them in and I found Aedan had come up with a new way to store socks. I think he has his Pa's engineer brain. No chance of mismatching these, eh?


  1. Hmmm...I may have to look you up in a few years. ;)

  2. Loved the sock "storage" hanger, lol!

    My boys don't notice new shoes or stuff, but they don't have sisters, so I guess that's why. They are pretty much oblivious!

    However, my 20 year old held my hand as we walked through the snow (so I wouldn't fall) and they insist on carrying heavy things for me, and they've even been known to do some chores around here, lol!

    Thanks for your comment. My problem is that I just get the header and sidebars but not the blog post. It's like a big black box. But I either wait for it to load, or click on the back arrow and then it seems to appear. So usually I can read it, eventually! Yours is always fine, no problem!

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  4. What a fun post to read. Seeing that I don't have girls, I always enjoy reading about them.
    Sounds like yours are lots of fun and very imaginative! How fun!