4 Things My Boys Do That I Will Never Understand

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As a mom of all boys, I have had surprisingly more in common with them than I would have ever had in common with girls had I had them. I was always a bit of a tomboy myself and still am, but there are things that my boys do that even I fail to understand. I mean, my oldest dunked a chicken tender in jelly last night "just to see" what it would taste like. Guess what it tasted like? Gross, that's what. Why would he try such a weird combo? Because he is a male that will later grow into a bigger male that some other woman will never understand. It starts young people.

1. They Get Dirty Sitting Still

I will never understand how this happens. They can be sitting still all day, I will look at them and their entire body will be covered in dirt. Where did it come from? I am beginning to think there is a dirt fairy hiding around in our closets. What's worse? They don't even seem to care.

2. Their Affinity for Creating Weird Food Combos

As I mentioned earlier, the boys are always creating weird food combos "just to see" if they will taste good. Sometimes it is as simple as french fries smooshed in the buns with their Ball Park franks and other times it is really gross combos like dipping chips in their yogurt. I will never understand what makes them want to try these weird combinations, but it must be a guy thing, because no woman in their right mind would. Of course, this is coming from the mouth of a pregnant woman who had peanut m&m's and olives the other day. Pregnant women aren't in their right minds though. Right?

3. Enjoy Playing with Dead Things

What is it about boys and men and their fascination with all things dead. It is like they instantly turn into a mad scientist every time they see a dead squirrel or bug, plotting away about what might have killed it or how they can dissect it before I find out and bury it. Gross! This is definitely a guy thing I will never understand.

4. Their Ability To Make A Competition Out Of Anything

Boys and especially men can make a competition out of anything. Who can count the most stars, who can go longest without brushing their teeth before I notice, who can hop on one foot the longest. It is like living in a battle zone every day of my life. It starts like this, boy 1 says "Oh look I blew a big bubble!." Boy 2 then fires back "Oh yeah, I can blow a bigger bubble than that," and the challenge is begun 24/7.

Do you have a hard time understanding the guys in your life? Even if I find them hard to understand, it is always easy to come up with a quick meal I know they will love with the help of Ball Park Franks. Ball Park understands the plight of women everywhere and this is at the heart of their new campaign "Men, easier fed than understood." Even at the end of a tiring day, I know I can hand my boys a juicy hot dog and they are good to go! Check out the Ball Park Facebook page for more info and future special offers.

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  1. your boys look so adorable sitting there so nicely - I think you lie about all their shenanigans ;) Or maybe they save that for AFTER the hotdogs and fries!

  2. Haha, too funny! I love the slogan - "Easier fed than understood"!

  3. Oh they are super duper good in public and for photos. It is just when they are home with me that they erupt. They are great boys though, there are just a lot of them. :)

  4. Hmmm... some of those things are things my girls try. Or I enjoy. Like dead things (except mice!)

  5. I only have two, and even with their 5 year age difference, they are exactly as your described and I know it will last forever. Having a girl in about 8.5 weeks is going to change our lives LOL

  6. The weird food combos get me! My 5yo likes to dip his eggs in syrup.

  7. Having only one son after two daughters was an adjustment in itself! They certainly do things differently and it takes some getting used to. Your four are so cute :)

  8. I have two boys who are 2 yrs and 6 days apart as well as a 9 yr old daughter. It is soooo hilarious to watch the boys gross out their sister and the things these boys do at ages 3 & 5 amaze me, gross me out and surprise me every day! It's actually fun raising boys, even if there are challenges, they are teaching me a lot about how men really are. It does start with young people ... such a great post! love it and totally can relate!

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  10. As many have posted....I can also relate totally. I have two very rambunctious boys. Even after experiencing all of their grossness and filth over the past 8 years, I have no idea what I would ever do with a little girl. Thanks for the chuckle!

  11. OMGosh, Kathleen. This is SO hilarious!! Especially the competition...and the dirt...and the gross things. Oh well , hell. The whole thing is too true it's scary! LOL



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