Sunday, October 5, 2008

The difference between men & women

This week I overheard a conversation between my husband and son, and chuckled to myself about the inherent differences between mothers and fathers.  When a woman speaks to her daughter about "the most important thing to remember" the conversation could go a lot like this:

"The Most Important Thing To Remember in Life is..."
...to sift the flour after you measure it, or the recipe won't turn out right.
...to compromise to reach a solution, without compromising yourself.
...to experiment with different flavors when you're cooking so you know what you like.
...to play hard, but to remember that winning isn't always everything, sometimes the fun is in the playing.
...to forgive the people around you because they're not perfect and neither are you.

This week, I overheard this statement from my husband to my son:
"G, The most important thing to remember in life... is that it's not how many games the Red Sox win during the season, as long as they win enough to make it to the Post Season."

The most important thing?  I was hoping for, "Stay in school", "Don't do drugs", "Put your socks in the laundry"... but no...  instead, the most important thing is to remember that the Soxs have made the playoffs.  Gotta love it.

1 comment:

TMB said...

Oh my - I'm pretty sure that I heard J say the same thing to the girls this week. Apparently, S and J were not paying attention in Dad 101 -T