Thursday, October 29, 2009

The Difference

Here's a good example of the difference between boys and girls:

Yesterday Austin asked if we could go to the mall to get him some new shorts because his were too short (darn growth spurts) and he starts basketball workouts soon.

We drive 30 minutes to the mall. We walk into the first store and go to the mens dept., where he sees the racks of shorts. He knows what size he wears so he grabs 4 pair of shorts (1 gray, 1 black, 1 navy blue, and 1 red) and says "Is this ok? I have one pair at home that aren't too short, so this'll give me enough to last all week."

We were out of the mall and back in the Vue in 20 minutes. It took us longer to drive to the mall than we actally spent in the mall.

If that had been even one of my girls it would have been so different. I would have stood there while they tried on every pair of shorts in the store, in case any of them made their butt look big (insert sarcasm here, because it can't look big if you wear a size 1 for goodness sakes!).

Then, since I have set a limit on how many they can buy, they are worried there might be a better pair at a different store that they want. That means we have to go to every store in the mall, try on every pair of shorts in every store, and then end up back at the first store to buy the first couple of pairs we tried on.

It would have taken them 2 hours at least.

20 minutes versus 2 hours. Yep, this is one of those times when boys are definitely easier. :)


mom and dad said...

yep-I get it!!

sara said...

LOL!! Gotta love them boys!

Kelly said...

Yep, I know what you mean. One of the many times they're easier, I bet.