I was raised by a feminist and a father who really loved women (far too many if you ask me!) but it has given me an interesting perspective of men. Much to my mother’s disappointment, I’ve always had a real soft spot for our male counterparts and I’ve struggled instead with relationships with women.
Strangely, the universe has given me a home life filled with boys, both the two- and four-footed kind – which has given me lots of insight into the male brain.
The thing is, men and women are so different.
A male sees a woman and loves her for her.
A female sees a man – thinks he needs a few tweaks, and wants to improve him. Women love to make more work for themselves. We are always wanting to improve things.
A male wants to watch sport, so he watches sport.
A female wants to relax and read a book, but can’t until everything is done – which includes dropping subtle ‘hints’ that the male in the house should be doing the same as you and clean up around him.
To me, males always seem so good at segmenting their life. They deal with one thing at a time and if it’s football time on TV, that is what they do; they watch football.
Women. Well, we don’t do that very well. If we are cleaning, we are also talking on the phone, yelling at the kids, cooking a meal and thinking about our to-do list.
Women often wish their males thought like them and didn’t need to be told what to do. That they could juggle like them. Were one step ahead like them. And golly gosh, even plan like them so that things were more organised without having to be told. Women’s brains
are like a computer with a hundred tabs open at all times. Their brain never stops.
That’s why I admire the male brain. It is so good at focusing on what’s important, what they want, and making time for themselves. Life is much simpler and they seem so much more content. They fit in time with friends, time for themselves, time with the kids, time for work, time to do their jobs, and time to hang with you. The female brain on the other hand, is often never where her body is, and we finish a day feeling like we need more computer RAM or a defrag to be able to tackle another day (something males are also very willing to help out with).
If you want a good laugh, check out “A Tale Of Two Brains” on YouTube, it depicts the difference between our brains perfectly!