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Boys Are Odd Creatures

mollyhousemouse

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Boys are odd creatures.  Yes, they are. Don’t try to deny it.

Let me explain.

 

i took both my boys shopping today.  (Yes i know you know i detest shopping.  i had no choice in this.  Anyway, that’s a different blog post. ;))

 

Boys, make odd noises.  They were talking, and they would accent their conversation with these strange vocalizations. i can’t even begin to describe them. Is there a gene, or other chromosomal anomaly that enables the male vocal chords to do that?  i tried hard to just listen and not react.  It was fascinating.  Truly.

 

Boys, they smell.  They do.  i know for a fact that both these boys showered.  This morning.  But, they’d walk past me to see something on a shelf and there was a whiff of...something on the breeze. It wasn’t that it was unpleasant, but it wasn’t roses and lilacs either.  It was just “boy.”

 

Boys, show affection differently.  Now granted these are not boyfriends or lovers, they’re brothers, and that’s its own kind of relationship.  And these brothers are 6 ½ years apart in age.  The physicality of their affection startles me still.  Shoulder punches, high fives and fist bumps that resembled an MMA fight, shoving, headlocks.  At one point, i was concerned about the glass jars and bottles on the shelves at the store.  But these boys were aware of where they were and this tussling affection was measured and controlled.  And the name calling!  Oh good heavens!  If i didn’t know any better i would have thought they didn’t like each other.

 

Boys, though, still surprise their mom.  They found a movie they both wanted, neither had enough to get it.  They agreed to split the cost. In a most satisfying and adult way.  It was an affirmation that they do like each other.  Even if mom doesn’t understand them!

 

Yes, boys are odd.  It’s a good thing that they grow up.  Or do they?

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Haha, molly.. This is great...reminds me of when I had to carpool my nephew and his friends to games..

 They do grow up eventually, kicking and screaming the whole way perhaps. 

 

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1 hour ago, Mikiesboy said:

They grow up and mature, but yet they are always boys ... except when they need to be grown up.  I'm glad you wrote this molly!!  i always love your blogs xo

thanks tim!

for giving me the courage to do it and for reading it!

yes They are always boys, even at 53!

 

58 minutes ago, Parker Owens said:

As a school teacher of a certain vintage, I can’t help reading this with a smile at the truth of what you say. I also know that they do mature, as @Mikiesboy says. But in my mind, even those I knew too long ago are forever seventeen.

 

This is a terrific post. Thank you. 

 

thanks, Parker!  the youngest is in fact 17 lol!

 

50 minutes ago, Defiance19 said:

Haha, molly.. This is great...reminds me of when I had to carpool my nephew and his friends to games..

 They do grow up eventually, kicking and screaming the whole way perhaps. 

 

i do a lot of listening when i have a car full of Number Two's friends...

thanks Def!

 

32 minutes ago, BlindAmbition said:

So many smiles in this. Everything is true. Boys do grow up and mature. The noises and grunts are forever. That smell was intoxicating to a gay boy in school.

oh jp, yes those noises are forever!  having been married for this long, i can attest to that, LOL!

i hadn't thought of that smell, in that way, but yes i imagine it was intoxicating!

thanks jp! 

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3 hours ago, Kitt said:

I had always heard that as price of their toys, but I guess that depends on what you like to play with!

The origin, of the way I heard it, was a Car Dealership here in Tampa. They had TV ad spots, of a lady Swimwear Model, scantily clad, standing next to an Exotic Car, saying the phrase. Trying to get the Mid-life crisisers to come, and blow a wad of cash on a new car.

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3 hours ago, Kitt said:

As I recall, (it was a very long time ago that I was a teen)  us gals had a certain aroma about us at that age too.  Boys ( and I suppose some girls) found it intoxicating,  the rest of us took it as time to introduce our friends, daughters, nieces to deodorant!

 

Yes, they mature as they get older, but only in some ways.  The fist bumping, high five, physical shows of affection don't go away.  My dad used to say growing old may be manditory , but growing up is optional.

 

I had always heard that as price of their toys, but I guess that depends on what you like to play with!

LOL! I can’t speak for girls... I’m not talking BO, boys had a very distinct musk. Even when showered and clean. 😁

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5 hours ago, Kitt said:

As I recall, (it was a very long time ago that I was a teen)  us gals had a certain aroma about us at that age too.  Boys ( and I suppose some girls) found it intoxicating,  the rest of us took it as time to introduce our friends, daughters, nieces to deodorant!

LOL @Kitt !

it's not the BO, that's a really icky smell, it's just boy i think someone referred to it as musk

5 hours ago, Kitt said:

Yes, they mature as they get older, but only in some ways.  The fist bumping, high five, physical shows of affection don't go away.  My dad used to say growing old may be manditory , but growing up is optional.

yes, this is true!  Phil laughs when i tell Him it's His turn to be the adult!

 

3 hours ago, Dodger said:

You have to look at the ingredients. A volatile mix of snips, snails and puppy dog tails. What can you expect?

that is very true @Dodger! thanks!

 

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Can't speak for boys...but nothing smells nicer than tim after a shower...or tim before a shower, or tim in the morning....you get my drift. Yes, molly boys are ...boys. Just as girls are girls ... and frankly that's to be celebrated. 

 

I'm glad you are enjoying your men!

 

M

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7 minutes ago, MichaelS36 said:

Can't speak for boys...but nothing smells nicer than tim after a shower...or tim before a shower, or tim in the morning....you get my drift. Yes, molly boys are ...boys. Just as girls are girls ... and frankly that's to be celebrated. 

 

I'm glad you are enjoying your men!

 

M

LOL! yes Sir, i get your drift.  i feel the same about Phil Sir :*)

 

the difference is indeed something to celebrate

i am enjoying them,  but boys still baffle me! 

 

thanks for reading Sir

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Yes, boys are weird.  And I have to admit, we refuse to grow up, but we do mature, in our own way (but we hate to show we're mature human beings).

 

And when I was a kid, I HATED how boys smell....  I was such a girl....

 

Guys do show affection more physically.  And I quote Talented Mr. Ripley (not verbatim), "Why when men play with each other, they always try to kill each other?"  That quote made me smile when I watched the movie.  But it's true!  I've also seen a documentary about foxes.... Young foxes pups do try to kill each other (some times literally) when they play, but it's part of the gene, I guess....  It's part of the survival skill.  But brothers also love each other.  We just don't say it, because it's icky.

 

As a gay man, I don't think I'd say "I love you" to my future bf easily either....  But that might be the Taurus part of me....  :P  We just don't vocalize it..., we grunt and beat each other up.  I am sure you've met some boy in school who teased you relentlessly... and that's because he loved you....

 

 

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18 minutes ago, Ashi said:

But that might be the Taurus part of me....  :P  We just don't vocalize it...

Quote for truth!

I've known a Taurus for a long time, and it's super hard for him to admit any emotion. Love especially.

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7 hours ago, Ashi said:

Yes, boys are weird.  And I have to admit, we refuse to grow up, but we do mature, in our own way (but we hate to show we're mature human beings).

hello Ashi!

thanks for adding to the conversation and taking the time to read this.

 

have a great day!

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There is a boy smell. There is also a certain earthy funk to college age young men. I think it comes from being lackadaisical about laundry. It lingers on their clothes. As for the vocalising. Tim Allen made fun of it on his show "Home Improvement" by grunting like a caveman. There is a bit of Peter Pan in every boy, we refuse to grow up.

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6 hours ago, dughlas said:

There is a boy smell. There is also a certain earthy funk to college age young men. I think it comes from being lackadaisical about laundry. It lingers on their clothes. As for the vocalising. Tim Allen made fun of it on his show "Home Improvement" by grunting like a caveman. There is a bit of Peter Pan in every boy, we refuse to grow up.

i do remember that show! and yes, he did make fun of those "boy noises" LOL!

 

thanks for reading Dugh!

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