Monday, February 27, 2012

The Man-Card

We hear a lot about the Man-Card.  It's a big deal in a house full of boys doing their best to grow into men.  Evidently, the Man-Card is what proves your masculinity.  We don't know of anything weird that they do to add testosterone points, by the way.  It's just a given that they have The Card.

But The Card can be temporarily lost.  When a newly adolescent's voice pitches up a few octaves, we'll hear one of the other, older brothers threaten to "take away his Man-Card."  Or when a boy comes into the kitchen wearing a pink shirt, inveritably someone will ask if he still has his Man-Card.  These boys love to good-naturedly tease each other.  They get it from their dad, I'm sure.

An anonymous child came home from a double date and told me that he had lost his Man-Card.  Evidently there was some X-Box playing going on at the date, and he and the other boy had been conned into playing a Disney Princess dance-along game.  My boy, dancing like a princess.  Well.

Man, I wish I had been there to see that one!

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