OK so I know we have talked about rough housing etc. -- any dad's/male friends really quite disgusing with the kiddies ?
Couple of them -- either DH to DS or visa versa .... usually happens in the evening during the bedtime routine.
1. "pull this" = giant fart
2. Sitting on each others head when rough housing and saying "I'm going to fart on you."
3. Giant burps, they try and out do each other
4. Estimating poop length (man they'll no doubt be charting it soon) and relating it to food eaten - urgh ....
To name but a few ..
I know boys/guys are silly when it comes to toilet humour, this seems OTT ..... I stay out of it. Curious if my guys are particularly gross ? I can see that DS and DH love this behaviour that excludes me (and I am OK with that) .... but urgh come on ... really !
I imagine that's simply b/c dh's family is extremely prudish about all things bathroom-related. But farting, yes. How about bad breath? Heard them compare that one yet?
Your guys are totally typical. (rolling eyes)
It's funny. I can feel quite indignant when ppl talk about the superiority of women, simply on behalf of my ds, but it's really hard to argue against the superiority of women when I see/hear ds and his friends doing this, or when dh behaves badly, as in my post below.
Well, if you had a young dd, she might be whispering and gossiping and talking about being sexy and thin. (This is what I began hearing from the girls when the kids were 5yo.)
eta: Oh, btw, I think the scientific explanation is that this developmental stage and type of humor is mostly right frontal lobe? which accounts for slapstick humor? I think ppl with injuries to that area of the brain have a harder time understanding that sort of humor.
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Keiki: b. 2002 after 3 months bedrest
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Olivia: b. 1999 d. 1999
28-week preemie, ptl cause unknown
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This message has been edited by goldiescholar on Sep 1, 2011 3:58 PM
Yes, there is a grossness component attached to the Y chromosome (m)
September 1 2011, 4:13 PM
In fact, DH and DS love to discuss gross things just to try to gross me out. I think it's built into their DNA. As far as I'm concerned, as long as they know that it's not appropriate in front of company and they would be dead if they threatened to sit on and fart on my head, they can enjoy their "maleness" and stinky humor together.
Last night I did cut short DS' description of Number 1 vs 2 vs 3 vs 4 vs 5 to DH because I was eating and didn't need graphic descriptions of gross waste material I might find in a toilet at the time. They both had a hearty laugh over the fact that I didn't want to hear that over dinner.
I think it's part of their role playing too. They need to exhibit their Y chromosome characteristics and compared to other Y-linked behavior, I think the gross stuff is relatively harmless.
On a positive note, since they are so good at discussing gross things, I tell them they shouldn't be grossed out by cleaning bathrooms (specifically toilets) or picking up after the dog or most recently cleaning up when the dog threw up on the floor.
DS' new weekly chore is cleaning (with close supervision and help from me) a bathroom each weekend. Last weekend he did the first one and did a remarkably good job. Hopefully later he'll be able to do it without my supervision.
In my case, this is one difference between the sexes that I leave alone unless it's inflicted on me. They need to express themselves in however gross way they want. I think it's silly, but pretty harmless.
I am not sure what my DH and DS do to bond in the gross way. lol
I think it's sweet that your two men-folk relate in this way. gross but yeah, girls have a tough time relating on this.
I can just imagine the giggles.
me:42, DH 43
DS: born by c-sec Apr15'03, 9lbs5oz 41wks gest. (after 4 years of ttc, starting in 1998)
DD born by c-sec Oct 13 2007, 8lbs13oz 39wk gest. (after just under 3 years of ttc)
~~DS was conceived naturally the cycle following a cancelled DE IVF, using my good friend's eggs. She was on the verge of hyperstimming.
~~DD's nat conception I attribute to using OPKs like a crazy nut, eating grapefruit daily and using preseed. also 5 cycles of TCM ending 2 cycles before that lucky cycle.
Not DH, but definitely my boys. I think it is a gene from my side of the family b/c my adult siblings still love potty humor.
Try to have dinner at my house without hearing something about farts, poop, burps, etc. Not that we allow it but still they bring it up even after getting dessert taken away, or post-dinner screen time. It's like they can't help it.
And given that my younger one is only 4 and the older one is nearly 8 and still going strong with it, I fear we have many more years left of it....
But I would get pretty exasperated if my DH goaded them on. It's bad enough when my brothers do.
(I will admit sometimes I have to suppress laughs - can't help it!)
That's what we call it - we say we've gassed. I take no pleasure when I hear anybody fart but they find amusement in it.
A story to be told over and over again in my household began the day I came home and told them that I spoke with Mr. Butts on the phone (that is his name and it was hard for me to leave a phone message starting out "hello Mr. Butts, this is Kevin from ......." without cracking up). About once a week a son will ask me if I spoke with Mr. Butts that day and all 3 are immediately full of giggles.
Yesterday my son asked me how many times I've farted in front of a particular male co worker and my response was that hopefully I never had. He then asked me if I had ever farted in front of my boss (who I don't care for)...and I have to admit that that seemed devilishly fun to do.
But comparing lengths - ewwww, I draw the line on that one!
in my profession and hobbies that this kind of thing doesn't in the least bother me. But I do sometime cringe. ------------------- on occasion.
Tonight ds was all naked and informed me that he had to pee. So I grab a bum bowl (little bowl that we place warm water in to wash their bums with using a rag) and position it so that he could pee in it. He stands there waiting and lets out a long fart. I swear it was funny. We both started laughing. No pee, but a resounding fart.
And to be honest, I can tell when I've done a long poo and I do compare. Yep, that one's the longest yet.
I dunno, this is a lot easier than girl issues - me thinks.
I do look rather feminine when I dress really nicely and get my hair done. So it kinda evens out.
The other day my daughter came up to me and said "pull my finger". So, me, thinking oh no, pulled it anyway and of course, yes, she lets one fly. I said Jenna where on earth did you learn that (knowing full well where) and she said "daddy taught me that".
I try to use more pleasant language for all the bodily functions but dear hubby goes right for the worst words possible. I think gas is better than fart especially coming out of the mouth of a 4 year old girl. I did try to impress upon her that she may not want to try that trick as she begins Kingergarten next week!