Tuesday, March 9, 2010


Tristan puts up with a lot as the big brother to four sisters. There is often a green haze wafting from the girls bedroom when their melon body splash is used in excess. There are polly pockets mixed in with the legos and an assortment of lip gloss liters the kids bathroom countertop. When we vote on a movie, naturally, The Little Mermaid usually wins over Superheros. Poor guy!

The following list is taken from Dr. Dobsons book Brining Up Boys. It was composed by a nine year old boy in response (retaliation) to a letter from a little girl on why girls are better than boys. Tristan Im sure can relate and probably add a few pointers!

Why Boys Are More Better Than Girls
1. Boys can sit in front of a scary movie and not close their eyes once.
2. Boys don't have to sit down every time they go.
3. Boys don't get embarrassed easily.
4. Boys can go to the bathroom in the woods.
5. Boys can climb trees better.
6. Boys can hang on to their stomachs on fast rides.
7. Boys don't worry about "diet-this" and "diet-that"
8. Boys are better tractor drivers than girls.
9. Boys write better than girls
10. Boys can build better forts than girls
11. Boys can take pain better than girls
12. Boys are way more cooler
13. Boys have less fits
14. Boys don't waste their life at the mall
15. Boys aren't afraid of reptiles.
16. Boys shave more than girls
17. Boys don't do all those wiggly movements when they walk.
18. Boys don't scratch.
19. Boys don't braid another's hair.
20. Boys aren't smart alickes.
21. Boys dont' cry and feel sorry when they kill a fly.
22. Boys don't use as much deodorant.
23. Boys were created first.
24. Boys learn to make funny noises with their armpits faster.
25. Boys can tie better knots-especially girls pony tails.
26. Boys get to blow up more stuff.
27. Without boys there would be no babies.
28. Boys eat with a lot of heart.
29. Boys don't WHINE.
30. Boys hum best.
31. Boys are proud of their odor.
32. Boys don't cry over a broken nail.
33. Boys don't need to ask for directions.
34. Boys can spell Dr. Dobson's name correctly.
35. Boys aren't clichish.
36. Boys don't hog the phone.
37. Boys aren't shopacholics.
38. Boys bait their own hook when they fish.
39. Boys don't hang panty hose all over the bathroom.
40. Boys don't wake up with bad hair.
41. Boys don't take two million years to get ready.
42. Boys couldn't care less about Barbie.
43. Boys don't have to have 21 pairs of shoes (three for every day of the week).
44. Boys don't put a tub of makeup on all the time.
45. Boys don't care if their noses aren't perfect.
46. Boys respect everyone and everything including GIRLS.

So there you have it....no hate mail please. I just found it amusing (and incredibly accurate:-)

1 comment:

daysease said...

I love it!! I read it and marked that as a favorite spot to return to... with four boys and one girl, I am very aware of how true so much of that list is. Ahahahhahahah!! God created each to compliment the other. Until they mature to appreciate that, the war over differences is quite funny. Funny thing is... I think we still battle over some of them, even into adulthood. That book was GREAT! Now, I am hoping to eventually get my hands on "Bringing Up Girls". Have you read it? I itch to. Well, thanks.




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