Male Autoresponder

I think the male brain is wired with an auto-responder. Did you wash your hands? Yes. Did you take out the trash? Yes. Do you want oatmeal for breakfast? Yes. Then the oatmeal is served; and I hear a chorus of, “but I didn’t want oatmeal.” This happens over and over in our household. So, it makes me wonder if there isn’t an auto-responder programmed into the male brain… Jasper, who is twelve but already heavily into puberty, has started saying yes or OK in response to most of my requests and then NOT doing what he just said yes or OK to. This is what my mom says her sister used to do in response to their mother’s requests. It would drive my mom nuts because her sister wouldn’t do what she just said she would do; she just said yes to get their mom to leave them alone! I can’t tell if this is what Jasper is doing or if his testosterone flooded brain just shuts off after he says yes?

Advertisements

One response to “Male Autoresponder

  1. What mine do is this:

    Me: ‘Have you cleaned your teeth?”

    O: “Yes!”

    (Wait 15 seconds)

    O: ‘But I’ll do it again if you really want me to.”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s