As I have mentioned before, my three boys are staunchly anti-girl.
There isn’t anything about a girl that is redeeming.
Since I have a little life experience, it has been my expectation that at some point these three boys are going to cave.
Sometime in the future girls might be a little bit OK.
Blog-Stedman and I have placed bets on which of the boys will be first to see the light.
My bet has always been on Reid(7). He has a big heart. The girl-bashing words that come out of his mouth never seem like they originated with him. He seems to be a parroting the indoctrinated phrases of his older brother.
As Rhett(5) has grown, I have wondered if maybe my money is misplaced. He has a tendency to choose the path less traveled at our house…just so he is different. Just so he has a debate. Just so he can get a little attention.
This week while Rhett and I were sitting alone eating lunch, he turned to me and said, “mom, I think I like girls”.
Even though your brothers think they are yucky?
Yes. I don’t care what they think, but don’t tell them.
Your secret is safe with me.
Later that day, Rhett and I were working on his phonics. He is at the point where he is just sounding out easy 3-4 letter words. Reid was working on another subject at the same table.
The word was H-O-T.
Rhett started to sound it out. He was having a little difficulty with the “o” sound and Reid jumped in to help.
Rhett, it is a word you know. It has two meanings.
Interested, I asked, “what are the two meanings?”
Reid grinned and said, “Mom. You know!”
I couldn’t help myself, “No. I can only think of one meaning..like it is warm outside. What is the other?”
Reid continued to grin large and uncomfortably, “Mom. YOU know!”
No, what is the OTHER meaning of HOT?
No. I can’t think of ANY other definition.
Hot. Like a cute girl.
As the words came out of his mouth he looked a little horrified. He then looked around the room to see who might have overheard his pro-girl declaration.
It was just Rhett and me.
We are both on his side. And then Rhett, my favorite child in the entire world, said this…
You mean hot like mom?