After reading an article in the Huffington Post entitled “The Great List of Things I Can’t Do Because I Only Have Daughters” (by Mike Reynolds- dated April 21st), I was challenged to write my own article about “The Great List of Things I Couldn’t Do Because I Had Only Sons!”
This list will continue on, since my sons have only given us two grandsons so far! Consequently, it holds true to this day although I have not lost hope that I will indeed someday have a grand-daughter or two! I love, love, love my two daughters-in-law to pieces, so it’s not as though I am bereft of any other female presence in our household at this point. It’s nice to have other women around for a change, especially during the holidays, like I did at Easter!
Anyway, I sat down to write this and didn’t have any trouble coming up with several things that I have missed out on so far as a result of only having sons…not that I would have given any of them back! I love my three sons with all my heart; they've taught me so much and brought such joy and laughter to my life. That being said, here is my list:
1) I never got to enjoy a tea party, dressed in my Sunday best, at a small table set just for two with a pink “china” set of cups, saucers and a little teapot (short and stout, no doubt). Missed out on those special occasions in a big way…but I’ve always enjoyed the joke about the dad who was enjoying a tea party with his young daughter until his wife came home from work and politely reminded him that the only water-source his daughter could reach for "tea" was the toilet!
2) I still to this day gravitate towards blue when making clothing purchases, and feel totally comfortable (even as a 50-something-year-old) Grandmother in cargo pants with multiple pockets and zippers and snaps! Truth be known, I spend an inordinate amount of time wandering around in the baby/toddler girl clothing sections of department stores when I am shopping. I’ve had to resist buying clothes that have pink ribbons and bows and go absolutely nuts when I get invited to a baby shower where it’s already determined to be a girl because I have the perfect excuse to buy pink tutus and frilly dresses for a change!
3) I can honestly say that I have no idea what toys are out there for girls…although I have heard of “My Little Pony”, “Dora, the Explorer”, and American Girl dolls. They all sound rather dull...Put me in the middle of a pile of Legos and I can build a Lego spaceship that will knock your socks off! I only had one Barbie when I was growing up with barely any “accessories” but I know how to shop for grandsons, let me tell you! And my husband was the perfect dad for boys because he loves camping, fishing and all those guy-activities which just goes to show you that God knows best…always!
For the continuation of this blog post and r7asons 4-6, please tune in tomorrow...to find out the things I missed by having all boys, but what I have loved about my all-guy household!
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