Definitely Feeling the Minority Status

three boys on their bellies in water

So, I’m in the middle of reading a blog post or two while the boys get their books out for afternoon lessons. TechnoBoy and The Mercenary have decided for some reason to work on their physical humor. This includes pretending to hit a post and falling to the floor, pretending to hit one another, and (my personal favorite) making vomit noises.

Being the only female in the house, I’ve been forced to mention many times that while certain males may appreciate rude noises and gestures, females do not. It’s a monologue they’re quite familiar with.

When the vomit noises started, I looked up and said something along the lines of, “The vomit noises…come on guys.”

That’s when TechnoBoy asked innocently, “What, they don’t sound real enough??”


Earnest Parenting: help for parents who are outnumbered.

The editor-in-chief of Earnest Parenting, Amy is the mother of two sets of twin boys. Yes, they drive her crazy, but they also make her laugh occasionally. Amy enjoys writing, quilting, reading, and working on her burgeoning cyber empire.

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  • Doing business in the Philippines February 27, 2009, 3:26 am

    Yup. We can never change that boys will always be boys.

  • Hectic Capiznon Bloggers 2009 February 28, 2009, 5:48 am

    Nice Site layout for your blog. I am looking forward to reading more from you.

  • selena February 28, 2009, 6:28 am

    Thats very true. They will never be changed.

  • Amy March 1, 2009, 12:34 am

    Doing Business in the Philippines, I was hoping that perhaps they’d at least be boys somewhere else…where I can’t hear the disgusting noises. Too much to hope for? πŸ˜‰

    Hectic Capiznon, thanks.

    Selena I can deal with boys being boys. Just somewhere….else. LOL.

  • Raymond Chua March 1, 2009, 2:27 am

    The boys are so funny, L.O.L. πŸ˜€

  • how to get rid of pimples March 1, 2009, 10:47 am

    hehe, boys are boys. they have their own stuff and so are we.

  • Sandra Foyt March 3, 2009, 10:36 am

    It’s not just boys anymore. Raised on Captain Underpants and Psycho Butts, my daughter is a budding master of the disgusting and vile.

  • family tents March 3, 2009, 11:35 am

    know what you mean here.. Liitle boys will be boys, grown up boys will be boys:P

  • Boba Tea March 3, 2009, 3:44 pm

    boys always do that… i love boys for this πŸ™‚

  • rent office space makati March 4, 2009, 12:04 am

    Still, im sure your boys are cute.

  • Call Center Seats Makati March 5, 2009, 1:21 am

    I’m sure you have lively and lovely boys.^_^

  • Sheila March 5, 2009, 5:49 pm

    I can relate! Not only do my boys think it’s funny to make their stuffed animals fart, but it genuinely cracks my husband up.

  • makati commercial for rent March 6, 2009, 3:10 am

    Well, Boys sometimes are annoying but still they are cute.

  • mic March 8, 2009, 7:57 pm

    that sounds just like my to little brothers:P

  • doing business in the Philippines March 12, 2009, 11:48 pm

    huh, they are boys and you can’t change that.. better look in a quite place huh.. nice blog.. thanks for sharing.. Good luck..

  • Amy March 15, 2009, 12:11 am

    Raymond, glad you got a chuckle. πŸ™‚

    how to get rid of pimples, yea…that’s true. Of course, we girls are superior, right? πŸ˜‰

    Sandra I’ve heard of Captain Underpants, but not the other one. Sounds like I should keep it that way.

    family tents I think you hit the nail on the head!

    Boba Tea shhhhh don’t tell them but I laughed because they’re awfully cute.

    office space makati, thanks!

    call center seats makati, yes, i do. πŸ™‚

    Shelia, boys will be boys no matter what the age!

    makati commercial for rent, agreed

    mic, should I feel sorry for you? lol

    doing business in the Phillipines you’re right. thanks.

  • Cheap Stickers March 16, 2009, 5:26 am

    Having nice Site layout for your blog.The boys are so funny!!!!

  • Amy March 16, 2009, 8:38 pm

    Cheap Stickers, thanks! I think they’re pretty funny too, most of the time.

  • Sunny March 17, 2009, 9:31 pm

    I think I’d take vomit noises over fart noises. That’s the in thing with my set right now. It’s all fun and games til someone makes a real one.

  • Amy March 27, 2009, 9:00 pm

    Sunny LOL! You have my sympathy. Although a real fart isn’t as bad as a real vomit.

  • KY's Commonwealth Eye Surgery May 8, 2009, 1:22 am

    hehe no comments.
    Boys are boys..its true