As a mom of all boys, I have had surprisingly more in common with them than I would have ever had in common with girls had I had them. I was always a bit of a tomboy myself and still am, but there are things that my boys do that even I fail to understand. I mean, my oldest dunked a chicken tender in jelly last night “just to see” what it would taste like. Guess what it tasted like? Gross, that’s what. Why would he try such a weird combo? Because he is a male that will later grow into a bigger male that some other woman will never understand. It starts young people.
1. They Get Dirty Sitting Still
I will never understand how this happens. They can be sitting still all day, I will look at them and their entire body will be covered in dirt. Where did it come from? I am beginning to think there is a dirt fairy hiding around in our closets. What’s worse? They don’t even seem to care.
2. Their Affinity for Creating Weird Food Combos
As I mentioned earlier, the boys are always creating weird food combos “just to see” if they will taste good. Sometimes it is as simple as french fries smooshed in the buns with their Ball Park franks and other times it is really gross combos like dipping chips in their yogurt. I will never understand what makes them want to try these weird combinations, but it must be a guy thing, because no woman in their right mind would. Of course, this is coming from the mouth of a pregnant woman who had peanut m&m’s and olives the other day. Pregnant women aren’t in their right minds though. Right?
3. Enjoy Playing with Dead Things
What is it about boys and men and their fascination with all things dead. It is like they instantly turn into a mad scientist every time they see a dead squirrel or bug, plotting away about what might have killed it or how they can dissect it before I find out and bury it. Gross! This is definitely a guy thing I will never understand.
4. Their Ability To Make A Competition Out Of Anything
Boys and especially men can make a competition out of anything. Who can count the most stars, who can go longest without brushing their teeth before I notice, who can hop on one foot the longest. It is like living in a battle zone every day of my life. It starts like this, boy 1 says “Oh look I blew a big bubble!.” Boy 2 then fires back “Oh yeah, I can blow a bigger bubble than that,” and the challenge is begun 24/7.
Do you have a hard time understanding the guys in your life? Even if I find them hard to understand, it is always easy to come up with a quick meal I know they will love with the help of Ball Park Franks. Ball Park understands the plight of women everywhere and this is at the heart of their new campaign “Men, easier fed than understood.” Even at the end of a tiring day, I know I can hand my boys a juicy hot dog and they are good to go! Check out the Ball Park Facebook page for more info and future special offers.