I have a Blackberry so my only access to Instagram is the pictures I see on Facebook or Twitter. However, I often see these quotes and words attributed to pictures and I think what’s happened is people have started to set expectations that are just not real. You have to crawl before you can walk. If a man cares about you, he’ll be honest with you.
Telling a woman we have to do Redbox and eat dinner at home for the rest of the month because I had to spend a thousand dollars on truck parts doesn’t scare me. Spending time with my grandfather or talking about God with my grandmother isn’t a chore for me. Women are going to have cramps and wear big panties (hopefully not too big). They’ll be real conversations about bills and old loves that brought her to her weakest point. I can deal with these things because I’m a man. Two years ago, I probably couldn’t have. The difference between men and boys is that you can’t be selfish or prideful because those traits won’t allow you to ever make her happy.
Four- Sickness and in Health– Have you ever been around a woman when she’s sick? Not a small cold or a headache but an actual virus. Throwing up, running to the bathroom every 15 minutes. Bad breath and Lysol. Soup and orange juice. There’s nothing scarier in the world than having to clean up that bathroom after she’s destroyed it. Having to literally bathe her and change her clothes and get her in the bed. Boys run from this because “It’s not sexy.” Men have no choice because you love her.
Three- They have wings? – I’ve personally never had to go pick up tampons. I thank God for that but if I was asked I’d go do it. My logic is it’s crazy to have sex with a woman, to put your mouth in and on certain places… but you can’t go buy tampon? I wouldn’t be excited about it or go in Target or Whole Foods but I’d over pay for some at the corner store. It’s not that men think that periods are nasty or a “woman thing.” It all comes back to pride. Why is she making me do this?! You’re doing it because she’s either not feeling up to it or doesn’t want to bleed all over the hallway or your good towels. Boys whine, men just do it.
Two- Women with Children– Children are needs, whiny, spoiled and in some cases just bad. As a man I can never ask a woman to choose her child over me because two things can happen. The first is she tells me to go to hell and I never talk to her again, the second is she actually sends the child off to his father or a grandparent. Either way our relationship will never be the same. Men accept the children that come with the women because you know they’re a package deal. The same way she has ten toes and ten fingers that child is a part of her. Boys get mad that she can’t spend enough time with him. Men step up and offer to come to that little league practice or take them out for pizza.
One- Sex- Women love sex just as much as we do but understand this, there will be plenty of nights where sex will just not happen. Boys decide to tell themselves, “If she won’t give it to me, someone will.” Men ask questions, make her feel loved when she doesn’t feel sexy. Talk to her about whatever stress has her not wanting to be the freak you fell in love with. Believe me when I tell you… there’s always a reason for the well closing. It’s never, “A headache.” Boys go elsewhere and widen the gap, men stay and hide their frustration until she realizes you aren’t going anywhere.