Tuesday, April 10, 2012

y chromosome much?

Why, yes, yes it is the dominant chromosome around here. With 3 sons, a boy dog and Mr. D, this place is flooded with testosterone. It's startling to some people, to walk into a house that overflows with balls, cleats, Nerf ammo and Lego pieces. But for the boy children visiting--particularly those boy children with sisters--Chez Green Girl is heaven. Nary a frilly, pink, perfumed whiff of femininity to be found.

I don't notice it often, because I don't think it's out of hand here. It's not like I deliberately ban girl stuff or anything like that. But then someone will say something, like when Mr. T was in Kindergarten and his teacher was testing the children on their colors. She thought it was hilarious that he knew all of his colors except for pink and purple.

Last night I was reminded again of how manly we are here. We were all home after various practices and games and Mr. D was switching through the channels. I remarked that "Hey, Dancing With The Stars is on tonight--I've never seen it, but it would be fun to watch Donald Driver dance. I hear he's pretty good." Mr. D settled on that channel for a moment, we watched Melissa Gilbert wrap up her performance and learned that Donald would be on next!

A second later Mr. B and Mr. G strolled through, in search of food and somebody to wrestle/Bey Blade battle. "Mr. B--Donald Driver's on Dancing with the Stars! We're going to watch it after this commercial."

Mr. B gave us a puzzled look and replied, "What the heck is Dancing with the Stars?"

(Notice, there was no confusion over Donald's identity.)


**Reminder to local folks--I'm going to be at the Neenah Public Library at 2:30 this Saturday, participating in a panel discussion as part of the Fox Cities Book Festival.**

24 comments:

  1. We've been watching DWTS for the first time this season only because of Donald Driver. Before this season it was always 'Oh-DWTS-that's-Grandma's-show' They get into the scoring part, my oldest especially because he is real competitive.

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  2. And Donald Driver was the best last night! The football players are usually really good on that show, because they are so used to movement and hard training. When you think about it, some football plays are like choreography.

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  3. NOTHING would convince my husband to watch even 2 minutes of DWTS. NOTHING... LOL, so consider yourself a lucky woman. :-)

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  4. We have more femininity flowing thru our ranch than we need. God bless us all when the hormones really start flowing....Baby T will be escaping to your house!

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  5. Personally, I'm fine without Dancing with the Stars as it seems rather boring actually. If I had to make a choice between a houseful of boys or girls, I'd take the boys any day. Don't know what that says about me. Ha.

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  6. I live in a mostly male household, too, but none of them are big sports fans so they wouldn't know who Donald Driver is! We watched Aliens last night.

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  7. Skater Girl has brought about the addition of much sparkly and frou-frou stuff to our household, but we've never seen Dancing With The Stars... going to have to Google Donald Driver.

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  8. By contrast, our abode is drenched with estrogen. Some weeks are worse than others.

    I'm not sure my girls would know what "Dancing with the Stars" is either.

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  9. Meanwhile, our house is a haven of pink and girly. From the glowing pink room of the princess (that makes the entire side of the house glow pink at night according to neighbors), to all the big pink trees blooming in the yard, we've got my husband completely outnumbered. Funny enough, he's the one that wants to watch Dancing with the Stars....

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  10. In our house the 2 males feel beleaguered by the three bossy females. Because one of us equals two of them. Having said that, I've never watched DWTS, and have no idea who Donald Driver is. My choice now is: fill out the FAFSA, or research Donald Driver. Um, I pick #2!

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  11. Yeah...DWTS is more of a dancer / non-dancer topic, not boy/girl...although there have been many MANY sports people on there, most notably (to me!) Apollo Ono, Hope Solo, Rick Fox, Kristi Yamaguchi (dang I hope I spelled that right) Chad (I think?)Ochocinco, oh, LOTS of athletes!! And the elderly! Buzz Aldren, Chloris Leachman, Florence Henderson, & did you know Kirstie Alley is SIXTY?? I did not. 60.

    Anyway...(you can tell I am an avid supporter)...the important and wonderful thing about DWTS is its transformative effect on the participants...Bristol "the pistol" Palin was my fave example there!! AND ROB KARDASHIAN! Both started with almost zero self-esteem, and by the end of the season were confident, top-notch performers who were, most importantly, REALLY enjoying themselves on the dancefloor!!!

    I think it should be required curriculum at some point in the school system. Serio.

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  12. You and I share the exact same situation - 3 male children, one male spouse, and even a male doggy. I suppose the goldfish is a boy too but we have yet to check. Please tell me we're not the only household who cannot have a conversation without the word "balls" getting a big chuckle. And my kids love asking me to take them to Dick's sporting goods simply so they can say that word.

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  13. None of us has ever seen DWTS, and a week or so ago Emma asked me if I knew of some show where people sang. I figured she must mean American Idol --my child without TV is often out of the loop in the popular culture of her school friends.

    On the other hand, because of Netflix, Emma is fully up to speed on shows like Chuck, NCIS, Bones, and Numbers. She is collecting quite a bit of spy equipment and trying to decide if she'd prefer to work for the FBI or the CIA. Luckily, those agencies prefer employees with advanced degrees, so she has a long college career ahead of her :-)

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    1. Haha! I hear you! The same thing happened with my boys when they went to preschool. They didn't know pink or purple either. It was pretty shocking to have pink around here once we had Grace. There still are FAR MORE "boy" toys around here than "girl" toys too. Grace seems to like the boy toys. ;) And my boys refuse to watch Dancing With The Stars even with Donald Driver on. Haha!

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  15. I know what DWTS is, but I've never seen it. I don't know who Donald Driver is though (blush). I live in a hole ;-)

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  16. I had to read through the comments to make sure I wasn't the only one who doesn't know who the heck Donald Driver is :)

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  17. Boy, no pun intended, but, boy, do I know the feeling. We are wall to wall boys around here too, so much so that I need to remind them to put the toilet seat down, please. Mercy., it gets thick in here sometimes.
    I love Dancing With the Stars and have not watched it once this season. We have, however, watched every Western available and every possible thing the 'guys' want to see. No matter, I'd rather curl up with a good book or blog anyway. I wonder if they'd notice if I stopped cooking? Gotta try that.
    BlessYourHeart

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  18. well, we may have been heavy on the pink gender, 7 females to 2 males, but there was very little pink around this place. the girls milked cows, drove tractor, stacked bales... and out of necessity some of them now know how to sew enough to keep their kids in clothes, but they couldn't be bothered while they lived here. most of them pay attention to football.

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  19. I've never watched Dancing with the Stars until now. And of course the boys recognized Driver. Doesn't everybody?

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  20. I know it's high risk to ask, but is Donald Driver the football player?? I know there is one this season, I just don't know his name. :)

    I do watch Dancing With the Stars and actually my boys like to watch it too sometimes. That is, if there isn't a game of some sort on...or some Sasquatch programming. Gag. :)

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  21. Forgot to say, I like the new banner!!

    And good luck on Saturday. I have a speaking engagement myself! Yay us!

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  22. Oh yeah, Donald Driver! I've already informed my fantasy football league that my team next year gets every active player that has been on DWTS. The guys are giving me all kinds of sass but I'll be laughing when my team is #1. I have watched DWTS since season 1. Of the two males in my house I sit alone to watch, it's the only nights I command the tv.

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  23. Love it! I used to live with seven guys. I TOTALLY get it.

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