6:00 AM

Brotherhood against girls...

Posted by texasholly |


For some reason, probably do to lack of distractions, the minivan has become the place for conversation. The boys feel free to express opinions and pelt me with questions whenever we are in the car.

Often they carry on conversations between themselves and when I try to interject something it is met with a trio of "MOM! We are talking!" It is super cute and I might admit to tormenting them just a little because they deserve it.

They have been a little obsessed with the whole boy-girl thing. We have had discussions about why girls don't spend the night at our house. We have had further discussions as to what girls have exemptions from this rule, i.e. cousins, mommies, grandmas, aunts, babysitters, etc. And even further discussions revolving around what happens in families that have SISTERS.

SISTERS has been a hot topic in the van with many questions revolving around who has sisters, what sisters are like and how weird it would be to have one. The boys are in the ewww-y girl stage so usually this conversation degrades into one of them calling the other one a girl and defensive screaming ensues in stereo.

Reid (5): Mommy, can a boy have a sister?

Me: Of course, many families have both brothers and sisters.

Can a boy marry his sister?

No honey, brothers and sisters can't marry.

Why not?

It is complicated, but it is better to find a wife you are not related to...

Ryan (7), interrupting: It is because they are from the same family and have the same germs.

They have the same germs. I don't know why I interject my opinion. They figure these things out pretty well on their own.

33 comments:

Marinka said...

Wait, is that a new rule about not marrying your siblings?!

spinning in our own direction said...

HA HA I love car conversations. You can learn so much.

Colleen - Mommy Always Wins said...

Ha ha ha! Love it! Now I know what I have to look forward to!

We've had lots of discussions lately about getting married (most likely because my brother is engaged) and Nick has come up with 101 questions I never would have thought of - about who he can marry (NOT the dog) and why you have to pick just one person. Love it...

Rachel said...

Germs. Yep, stick with that.

It's all germs ;-) I love the minivan diaries. It's good stuff!

Lisa@verybusymomwith4 said...

LOL--but cousins is that OK? Well, maybe Arkansas ;)

InTheFastLane said...

That's IT! Exactly! What smart boys.

Courtney said...

Can't wait until my girls start asking if girls can have brothers. They never will have one though!

Roger said...

Ah girl germs... only a matter of time before Ryan starts to like them. I wonder if he'll tell his brothers that they aren't so bad afterall. :)

I can tell you that there are times that the boys wish that they did not have sisters and vice versa. What is driving Benjy nuts right now is the fact that we will be building a bedroom for his sister (no, not like your little hideaway with snakes) in the basement, a mere stones throw away from his. AND they will be sharing a bathroom, which Benjy should be happy about, since she will actually keep it clean.

She's weird that way. :)

the planet of janet said...

do they realize you're a girl or do they just think you're one of the guys?

Leslie said...

Can I marry my brother if he's adopted??? Step-bro?? Half-brother's only have half the germs, does that count?

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Being a 2 boys/2 girls family my kids are baffled by kids who are baffled by the opposite sex.

TL said...

Ugh - it's not okay anywhere south of the Mason Dixon. We have germs too.

You hear all kinds of things during "car talk". I love that time when it is just them, and me, and they can't run away!

If you listen real carefully, and turn the radio down, you can hear the wheels turning!

Valarie Lea said...

I had to call "player" on my 8 year old the other day, when he told me he needed to by his current "girlfriend" and his "ex-girlfriend" birthday presents.

Laura Harris said...

Holly, I am hearing something loud and clear you need to consider...try for a girl! If you start now, you could potentially deliver a brand spanking new baby girl just in time for the boys to start school next year around August! They would love it! You know you thought of that, right? I mean, 5 is an odd number. Even things out, why don't you?

Jenni Jiggety said...

Germs, indeed! LOL! No need to get them all worried about babies with 8 heads...

Suzie said...

I guess you got that idea out of the way phew

jubilee said...

Germs: Formerly Known As Cooties!

I'd say, breathe a sigh of relief, sister, you got off easy on that one!

Threeundertwo said...

I love minivan talk, I learn so much, especially when I'm driving the carpoool.

And how much do I love it that you sort of torment them? Girl after my own heart.

Brittany said...

HAHAHAHAHA! That is the best explanation of why siblings can't marry...ever!

Texan Mama @ Who Put Me In Charge said...

That is so cute! Wait, are they admitting that they actually have germs???

I think it's amazing that your boys have formed a tight-knit group like that. I'm sure you can appreciate how rare it is for all siblings to get along and love each other like that. You are blessed!

Misty said...

too cute!

Manic Mommy said...

Can we go for a ride with your boys so we can get an answer to the burning question of why boys have nipples?

PAPATV said...

The iconic minivan. We had the iconic six seater station wagon. I sat in the back seat.

The one facing traffic.

Sometimes, I think I'm still headed backwards.

Heh.

Angie @ KEEP BELIEVING said...

Having the same germs? Where do they get this stuff?

KEEP BELIEVING

Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

I love it! They DO have it all figured out!

Petra a.k.a The Wise (*Young*) Mommy said...

That's freakin' adorable - the same germs!

I love it.

LuckyMe said...

Do not listen to Laura Harris. :-)

Turn the speakers up in the back and down in the front. That way you can hear them but they can't hear you. As they get older and more reserved, I try to pretend I'm not there but it is sooo hard.

Elaine A. said...

Same "germs" - I love it!!!

Ben and Anna (the little girl I babysit) often call me out in the car for interrupting their conversation... : )

frogpondsrock said...

"Same germs.." That is a classic reason.. I just had to comment to let you know that I am cackling away like mad down here on the other side of the world.. xxx Kim

Weaselmomma said...

My 12 year old son has 4 sisters he has to live with and he would tell your sons "You wouldn't want to marry them or any other girl because they are way too much trouble and always whining or angry about something".

laughingatchaos said...

I can see the whole "girl" thing becoming an issue soon; yesterday at the grocery store we kept crossing paths with a cute little girl about A's age. She kept checking him out (they're 7!!) and he was completely oblivious. Hooboy...

Heather said...

I love the germs explanation. You can't beat how kids think.

Shauna said...

I wonder if their new burb "sisters" count? Your kids really are my favorite online kids...no really....they are.

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