Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Polar Opposites

Today was my boy's turn. And it was totally different from yesterday!

Two things were on the agenda: shorts and sandals. And he knows what he likes, and he likes what he knows. (How's that for chiastic structure, Beth Moore and Esther studiers?!) I've often thought that life would be much easier if I could just buy each item simultaneously in 3 or 4 successively larger sizes!

So off we went to the shoe store. Found the same basic sandals that he had been wearing, only these were two sizes bigger. Then we tried to buy shorts, but the stores are either still getting in the ones he likes or they won't be as available this year. Complicating the situation is that he is built like my daddy - long and lean - so finding things that fit correctly in both the waist and the length can be a challenge.

But he is definitely a boy. Shorts and shoes were what he needed, so there certainly was no need for him to even spare a glance at anything else in the store. After all, why would you even look at something if it's not on your list? In fact, it reminded me of this:


(Maybe I should let him do the grocery shopping!)

It's not that he's not a detail person. When I showed him this. . .


. . .he seemed a bit mystified that everyone isn't able to identify the make and model of car just by seeing the front part of the car's grille!

Variety - the spice of life family!

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5 comments:

sara said...

so funny how different they are, only mine are reversed..my girl knows what she wants and my boy (oldest) shops like a girl!! ha!

love the diagram!!

Xandra@Heart-of-Service said...

LOL! Loved the diagram, but I think that I must shop like a man. I know what I want, and I don't waste time looking at other things. I mean, sometimes I'm in the rare mood to just shop for nothing in particular, but usually it's because there is an outlet mall or vacation shopping involved!

Xandra

skoots1mom said...

soooo funny, and soooooo true.
same way at my house!
glad you had fun and time with da' kidz!!

My ADHD Me said...

The graph was SO funny and SO true!!!

A Stone Gatherer said...

Ah the beauty of the boy brain!