Sunday, April 3, 2011

The Real Difference Between Boys and Girls

Both the girls had a friend over for a sleep-over last night. It worked out well that they each had their own friend. Girls just don't do well in 3's, I've found. Boys seem to work it out, girls seem to leave one out.

Which brings me to a well illustrated difference between boys and girls from last night.

The girls (all four of them) decided to play a game of indoor soccer (with this cool hovering soccer disk thing we have).

Now boys would just clear the living room and get down to business. The girls on the other hand, started by choosing a name for their teams. Then each team worked on cheers for their team.

The Moons (the 8-year-olds) wanted to actually moon the other team at the end of their cheer, but since I said no, they settled for taping paper moons to their pajama pants instead.

The Raccoons (the middle-school 11-year-olds) huddled in the bedroom and worked on costumes and make-up to go with their cheer. There was paper and pencils and practicing and choreographing going on for quite some time before they all came together, showed off their cheers and team spirit, and started the game.

Which lasted approximately 1/10 of the time the preparation did. That's girls for ya!

3 comments:

John Thornburg said...

That's a pretty good summary of what we find at our house too. Our boys used to play a video game where the object was to shoot each other (no surprise for boys). One day the girls decided to play (boys were gone). They spend their time walking around the game map appreciating the room decor, etc.. I don't think they ever tried to shoot each other.

Holly (2 Kids and Tired) said...

LOL! Oh how funny. Being that I only have boys, I can relate to them, but since I grew up with all sisters, I can also relate to the girls!

Magirk said...

Haha! ;-D That sounds about right!

That also seems to explain the troubles I have here at our house. We don't have three girls, but we do have three children. And I've noticed that when my oldest daughter is in charge during play time (which is most of the time), it's an either/or kind of thing, rather than all together. It's either her and her brother, or her and her sister. And then she's sad when it's her brother and her sister that band together, and she has this weird belief that they don't want to play with her.

Interesting. ;-) Sounds like girls just have an aversion to doing things in threes!