I enjoyed this video as well as the article that Mr. Johnson wrote for KSL. I
am so glad that he appreciates his daughters. As convenient as the gendered
sports metaphors are, I hope he has considered that many girls like to play
basketball just as much as boys do, and not all of us like to cheer.
I have to admit that since I had four sons, I only deal with the granddaughters.
They have drama, they have meltdowns and yes, it all about the shoes. I'm
not sure I could deal with the multiple conversations at once, but absolutely
treat your spouse like royalty.
I entirely agree with you, rroehale. I hope I didn't paint a picture that
stereotypes all girls. Even within my own family, if you put two of my
daughters on a soccer field, one would probably run away from the ball and
another would probably get a yellow card in the scramble. They are awesome the
way they are. They make me smile.
Daughters and wife in conversation:.... Well generally they don't hear
anything that I may attempt to add to their conversation.Whenever
they do acknowledge your voice, it is always, ..'wow that was random'.
I am the youngest of four boys and zero girls. My poor mother had to put up
with a scout master husband and four very active boys. All four of us are Eagle
Scouts, college graduates and happily married. All went on full time missions
except for the eldest who could not go due to health issues, he was a stake
missionary instead. Once my father and one of my brothers caught a
rattle snake and were going to make a belt from its skin. My poor mother found
it in a paper bag in a refrigerator in the garage.Now my wife and I
have six daughters and no sons. Have you ever taken a nap in the recliner in the
living room and discovered a dozen barrettes in your hair when you woke up? I
have.They tried putting makeup on my face once. Really bad idea. I
don't know how women endure that.We went 12 years with only one
bathroom. We just put a vanity in each of the bedrooms.
Well, to out do the author, I have SEVEN DAUGHTERS and just 2 SONS, besides
having SIX SISTERS and but 1 BROTHER There is a LOT MORE than what he lists.Girls are generally more like cats, boys like dogs. Herding cats is
harder.Female reasoning is far different from that of males. Male
logic can't always be translated into Female logic.Daughters
generally bring their family home to Mom's place more than a son will.Every individual of either gender is different from all other
individuals. Customize relationships accordingly.Emotion is usually
a bigger factor with females than males. So when fair is dependent on feeling
rather than reason, realize you can't reaaon necessarily on emotion.When emotions run high in any direction, it is often best to say the
least possible. Sometimes you have to say "something". Try to say the
right thing. Then, whether you did or not, it is often best to just shut up.Males need to communicate "enough". But male doing is generally
more important than what they say. This is especially true in regards to
good read, liked it, enjoyed it, keep up the good work.
Excellent article and video. It generally sums up some of the more important
In a house full of females listen more than you speak. Is there any other
choice?Treat your wife like royalty. Depends on whether that makes
you a king or a serf.
"But, man, there are few things in life as enjoyable as sitting at the
kitchen table — silently — and watching your wife and daughters
engage in six different conversations at the same time. It's a thing of
beauty," he said."LOL best quote of the article!Love the comments so far.I have 2 and 2, but for years, I have
taught girls-only choirs and know somewhat of what he speaks.Thanks
for the article, it was great!
Article quote: "4. It's all about the shoes."Ha! Ha!
Really made me laugh there. It *IS* all about the shoes. I just finished
remodeling a walk-in closet for my wife and I and she immediately had it
overflowing with shoes. And I mean that literally. I counted and she has over
50 pairs of shoes. Fifty!And she either sold or gave
away (to charity) 24 more pairs that wouldn't fit in the closet. Even the
ones she kept won't fit on the shelves but she crams them in there
anyway.Ladies, can someone please explain to us men....what is the
deal with shoes???
I'm a gal and I must be missing the "shoes" gene because I
don't get it either. I have probably 10 pairs but only 2-3 of which I
wear regularly plus my good sneakers that I wear just about everyday. The rest
just plain are uncomfortable!