Saturday, November 1, 2008

The Dad Double Standard

Welcome one and all to the kick-off of Grandy's NaBloPoMo 2008.

WOOT WOOT!!

I toiled over what prolific post to share with you all. Do I make these posts profound? Do I focus on what stirs the imagination?

Ah hell, you're still talking about Grandy here. You know darn well it's going to be all about what makes you laugh til you pee she likes, and hopes you like in return.

So...Allow me to introduce you to the observation Grandy made over the last couple days.

We all know there is a double standard when it comes to raising boys versus raising girls. What's the saying? When you raise a boy, you only have one boy in town to worry about...but when you raise a girl, you have ALL the boys in town to worry about.

This was so clearly evident when Grandy asked her friend, DF, a question about a "boy/girl" party they were having at their house for Halloween, where Ty was invited to participate. I then asked hubby the same question...and it's amazing the different responses.


DF = father of a 7th grade daughter

Me: Will we be rotating through, peeking in on the activities in the garage during the party?


DF: Hell YEAH!! I'll be out there most of the time.


Hubby = father of a 7th grade son

Me: I asked DF if we would be peeking in on the kids during the party.


Hubby: What the hell would we need to do that for?? Let them be!


Oh boy...it's a good thing this daughter and the son are "just friends".



**Picture of little guy Grandy before school on Halloween. He wasn't allowed to wear a mask so he was forced to be a ghoul monster having a bad hair day.**

Hope everyone had a great Halloweenie!!

SEE YOU TOMORROW!!!

19 comments:

Mariuca said...

LOL!!! Lil guy Grandy is so cute!! Is this ur football player Grandy??

Mariuca said...

Happy Halloween grandy! And have a good weekend with ur son, don't eat too much candy now! :):):)

dkuroiwa said...

So many people on a blogging adventure. Me? Nah. I'm passing. Too much pressure. But I do look forward to all the posts! Will be here if you need anything...encouragement/bloggy kick in the butt to get going, pat on the back for a post well-done,..whatever you need...I'll be here. Go Grandy Go!
(oh, i'm also available for cheers every now and then!!)

Katie said...

A great big WHOOT-WHOOT! get ya hands in the air, everybody say:
Na!
Blo!
Na!
BLO!

LOL! I am stoked. I tried to start the challenge in April and my freaking computer died. This time I have a few spares...just in case :0

Jessi said...

Yay for the first day of NaBlo! Hope you have a blast!

Mrs. G. said...

A most handsome ghoul you have there.

Travis said...

Terrific costume! I'll bet it was even better with the mask.

Joyce-Anne said...

Ty is very cute. If he isn't already, I'm sure he'll be a heartthrob soon.

Btw, who won your contest?

Suzanne said...

Not too ghoulish, but still a great costume...

Lala said...

He's too handsome to be a ghoul! Happy Nablopoopoo - good luck!

Bridge said...

The story about girls vs boys is totally true! Having both a boy and a girl I will be interested to see how I act.

/sigh

On another note. We are doing the challenge as well. I think I might go nuts.

Grandy said...

Mariuca~ Yep! He's my football player. No candy for me...at all.

DK~ I'll probably need the kicks... and the cheers!!

Katie~ Woot WOOT!! You're IN? ::Waiving hands::

Jessi~ Thanks for stoppin' by!!

Mrs. G~ I know...I'm lucky.

Travis~ Yes...it was way cool.

Grandy said...

Joyce-Anne~ Yep...he's very cute. And the girls ARE ALREADY calling.

Suzanne~ Only ghoulish with the mask.

Lala~ Thanks luv!

Bridge~ WOOT WHOOT!!! The no-evil beyotches are IN!!

Theresa said...

Yep, Ty will be a heartbreaker, no doubt about it! For your blog challenge, how about photos? You can rub it in that you are in a warm part of the country! LOL

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Great costume.

Kelly O said...

Your son is ADORABLE. (And good luck with NaBloPoMo!)

songbird's crazy world said...

LOL, grandy, I have girls -- the younger one is 16 and the older one will turn 18 on friday...of course there is a difference between parenting a teenage girl and parenting a teenage boy.

just wiat until yours is old enough to drive....

songbird's crazy world said...

LOL, grandy, I have girls -- the younger one is 16 and the older one will turn 18 on friday...of course there is a difference between parenting a teenage girl and parenting a teenage boy.

just wiat until yours is old enough to drive....

Grandy said...

Theresa~ It hasn't been all that warm.

Jenn~ Thanks!!

Kelly~ Thank you...and thank you.

Songbird~ Oh...that will be the end of me, I'm sure.