I simply had to reblog this post by Christine Friesenhahn over at Texana’s Kitchen. It’s a must read, I assure you.
About A Boy…A Tape Measure…And A Footlong Weenie
Never underestimate the importance of knowing your weights and measures.
For Christmas one year, my mother gifted my boys with Home Depot tool boxes, complete with the full range of functional, but small-sized tools. They each had a hammer, saw, pliers, screwdriver, wrench, level and tape measure. Most children, when in possession of such items as hammers and saws, would immediately set about harming themselves or property with these tools. Not my kids. For my kids, it was the tape measure.
We all know that men get really hung up on the size of their “bits and pieces”, but being from a family full of girls, I had no idea that this obsession begins in boys at such a young age. When he was in Kindergarten, my youngest informed me that his bits were bigger than Jacob’s bits. As it turns out, the kindergarten boys were in the habit of conducting side-by-side comparisons. Nice.