I read an interesting article today that attempts to review the “Why” behind a couple of gender based quirks. It was an interesting read which can be found here: Why Does My Partner. But, as always, I like to put my own spin on things. So below, I’ll highlight a few of the male traits they addressed and I’ll relate them to hubby & me.
Why he prefers to spend ﬁve minutes precariously balancing a banana skin on top of the trash rather than empty it.
The Article Suggests: “Real men test their masculine abilities on an overflowing trash bag. It’s a challenge to get a thrill out of – a half-empty bag is boring.”
In My House: If the banana peel actually makes it to the trash can, I’d celebrate! The true test of his masculine abilities is to see how long he can tune me out as I ask him why certain items don’t make it to the trash at all.
Why he can’t ﬁnd the keys when they’re in front of him.
The Article Suggests: “Researchers aren’t certain as to whether this difference is down to hard-wiring of the brain or learned. But, women tend to perform better when tested on location memory”
In My House: The reason he can’t find the keys when they’re in front of him, is because I’ve moved them from where he put them to where they are SUPPOSED to be. And, he’d never in a million years be able to find them hanging on the key holder.
Why the way a gift is presented is nearly as important to her as what’s inside it.
Lord help the man who wraps his wife’s expensive gift in brown parcel paper
The Article Suggests: “Because it’s not just about the present; it’s about the communication. And, .. women often try to read a guy’s emotions from his actions”
At My House: A true gift wouldn’t actually need to be wrapped at all. It could come in the form of a clean bathroom, some folded laundry and a cooked dinner!
Why he can recall an obscure ’70s band but can’t remember your anniversary.
The Article Suggests: “Emotional memories such as anniversary dates are triggered by estrogen, whereas the ability to recall facts utilizes testosterone,”
At My House: I’ll be testing this theory tomorrow with a sprinkle of estrogen in his coffee… I’ll have to keep you posted!
Well, there you have it. You just got a glimpse into our household… pretty scary huh?!!
And, even after all that….I’ll admit, I still don’t really understand the “Why”.
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