girls vs. boys

all ready
war
the sweets
baseball cake
thesong
lightingcandles

The kids both had their friends over for their birthday parties this weekend, and the differences were pretty funny. She had a tea party, and he took a few friends swimming at the community center then headed back here for cake.

Her: Fancy table with dainty snacks. Sipping tea & eating heart shaped sandwiches. Chit-chat. Good manners. Him: Swimming, sliding, dunking. Whooping, stomping, crazy nerf gun war, ganging up on daddy.

Her: Hello Kitty craft kits, Barbies, flowery headbands and necklaces. Him: Nerf guns, flying helicopters, Nerf balls, more Nerf guns.

Her: Pink cake, chocolate covered strawberries. Him: Baseball cake (again), ice cream with chocolate sauce.

Her: Little girls in dresses calmly painting tea cups, giggling, playing with dolls. Him: Fart jokes, planning the cuss words they'll be able to say when they're 18, tackling, hording "ammo", taking prisoners.

Her: Three gentle little breaths to blow out five pink and purple curly candles. Him: One giant wolfish puff to rapidly extinguish all nine crayon candles.

Me: Dog tired. (Hope you're having a good Monday. We're laying low, watching it snow, making soup.)