Monday, February 06, 2006

Popeye the Sailor Man, Sitting in a Tree...



There are three phases in the life of a human male. First, there is the "girls are okay" phase, followed by the "girls are icky" phase, followed by a second (and more emphatic) "girls are okay" phase. There are very fine lines that separate each of these phases, and it's pretty hard to pin down exactly when the transition from one to the next takes place.

If I show this picture to my son now, he is likely to say something like, "That's nice," or more likely, "That's nice, can I play my Star Wars game now?" If I show this picture to my son in a few years, I imagine that I would get something more along the lines of, "Daaaaad, put that picture away!". A few years after that, firmly entrenched in phase III, I would expect something like, "Hey, check me out. I was quite the player when I was 5, wasn't I?"

2 comments:

Heinrich said...

"...followed by a second (and more emphatic) "girls are okay" phase.:"

You meant to say, followed by the THIRD and terminal phase of "Girls are alls I thinks about".

I like to think of it this way.
1. Boy meets Girl.
2. Boy tries to figure out Girl.
3. Boy gets computer.
4. Boy figures out computer.
5. Boy dreams of a holodeck.

Jackie said...

"Hey, check me out. I was quite the player when I was 5, wasn't I?"

Actually, he was quite the player at 3 years 10 months.