Jed is the lone man among four women in our household.
I really hate talking stereotypes, but somehow these girls are very stereotypical girly girls.
When Eloise was three we signed her up for soccer – you know to expose her to sports. She cried the whole time and expressed her issue with the sport and why she always seemed to run the opposite direction of the ball “why would I ever want the ball, because if I had the ball everyone would chase me. Why would I want to get chased.” Well okie dokie then.
So we didn’t give up exposing our girls to sports and tried baseball. Both girls spent a fair amount of time crying about it at the games and after a very painful season so eloquanty said “but it’s so boring. You just sit there or stand there most of the time. And why would I want someone to hit the ball at me? And again, if I hit the ball everyone chases me. I seriously do not get the point.” Can I get an A to the Men that I don’t have to sit through baseball games.
Now I also know that watching a dance recital can be as painful as watching a baseball game. Don’t get me wrong as girl things have their limits.
And Jed tries to get them to do thing that he likes – offering a dirt bike, some motorcycling, a car show, downhill skiing, a hike in the woods. His requests are usually met with “it’s too cold outside, it’s too hot outside, that sounds boring, I could fall or I have a hangnail.”
Did I mention that our kids are rarely outside as THERE ARE BUGS outside. I know.
So the girls spend their time mainly inside reading, writing in journals, making up plays, doing make-overs, painting nails, doing artwork, making jewelry, baking, They hear the neighbor kids running around and playing outside and never even seem that interested to go out and play WITH THE BUGS.
And Jed hangs out in the garage alone.
And I wonder if one of the girls will join him there someday.
You know, after their nails dry.
Entering in the I heart faces let’s hear it for the boys week.
What would you buy daddy for father’s day?