Sturdy Oaks do grow... but ....
I am the mother of one darling daughter and 5 wonderful young men, so while my girl is totally wonderful I tend to think of myself as more of a " mom of boys" due to the 5:1 ratio. This" mom of boys" thing means my ears are tuned to the way society mentors young men and you know what ... over all I can't say that I will be giving out any passing grades on this matter any time too soon.
And before you think I am going to be picking on the men... think again.. This one is for those ladies out there who can't seem to find a nice thing to say about their husbands or boyfriends and spend a considerable amounto f their time letting people know it. The one's who talk about what a sloppy, no good guy he is while also talking about how you they sneaking yet another bag of fabric ( clothes, homes shopping channel) into the house apparently in the name of getting themselves a guest shot on ~Hoarders~
Just this week I was at the fabric store with Son13, as we stood in line with our bolts of fabric along with 6 women and one older gentleman. The ladies began with the usual sewing store line chit-chat that quite quickly turned into from innocent project one-upsmanship to a rather nasty round of male/husband bashing that made me, my son and the gentleman waiting extremely uncomfortable to say the least. Next time you are out take some time to listen to the conversations around you, what are you hearing? Do you hear women talking about their hardworking husbands? Or many dare I say it, a compliment about them or to them?
When did it become socially acceptable to verbally trash the person have committed your life to in the name of female bonding? If he is really that bad get out of the marriage for goodness sake!
The young boys in our lives hear what is being said,what do you hear?