Monday, April 19, 2010

"are my abs ripped enough??"

I cut this little snippet out of an email I just got from a mother of teenage boys. My inner angsty 16-year old has finally been put to rest. THAT'S what boys are thinking about? Their abs?? sigh. Maybe being male is easier, at least in the romance department

One night, my son was sitting at the table with about 9 other friends, (I was making peanut butter and jelly sandwiches) and he said, "I hate when I keep having the Superman dream and I am stabbed, or something ."

Suddenly all the other guys were like, "Yeah, I hate that dream!"

So I said, "Guys actually dream that they are Superman?"

They said "TOTALLY"

Then they were saying that girls are so weird. When you're on the phone with them, if there is a second of silence, the girl thinks something is wrong.

So I said, "Well, why does it become silent?"

The guys said, "We just like hearing their voices, so it doesn't matter what they talk about. We just let them ramble about nonsense. When they stop its our cue to continue talking. It does not mean something is wrong, usually we don't hear the words anyway, we are thinking are our abs ripped enough? Are we tall enough? Smart enough? And we are scared to say anything because girls can talk without thinking. We have to think about each word or we will end up saying it wrong, and that takes so much time."
So let me try something new and pontificate on my abs....


unapologetic said...

Maybe those guys are thinking about their abs. I never really was (explains the shape I'm in now, maybe...).

Don't worry about your abs; concentrate on your spleen. Maybe vent a bit.

Surfie said...

I'm not a guy, but I worry about my abs. I have a six pack. Well, more of a snack pack. You know, like the Jello kind? All soft and wiggly?

lacochran said...

Amazing snippet. "We just like hearing their voices, so it doesn't matter what they talk about."


Soda and Candy said...

Haha, that's adorable. Maybe because guys aren't "allowed" to admit vulnerability like we are, it comes as a surprise.

PS - Best six pack ever ; )

geekhiker said...

Um, yeah, hate to break it to ya: guys think that way well past 16!

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