FFYF: Tough Guy Edition

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The following conversation took place between Hubby, The Mercenary, and me recently:

Hubby walks up behind the boy and grabs his hand. Being that everyone in this house has to be a tough guy, he squeezes.

The Mercenary
: squeals like a little girl Ow, ow, ow, that hurts!

Hubby and I: look at boy

Me: You know what both of your parents are thinking right now, don’t you?

TM: No….What?

Me: First, you sound pretty wimpy making that noise over a little hand squeeze. Second, we need to toughen you up. That means Dad will have to beat on you some more.

Hubby: Nods and grins at boy.

TM: Looks from me to his father.

Hubby: Squeezes TM’s hand again.

TM: (thinks for a minute, then says in a manly voice) That doesn’t hurt at all!

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Earnest Parenting: help for parents of tough children.

The editor-in-chief of Earnest Parenting, Amy is the mother of two sets of twin boys. Yes, they drive her crazy, but they also make her laugh occasionally. Amy enjoys writing, quilting, reading, and working on her burgeoning cyber empire.

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  • Cheryl from thatgirlisfunny February 13, 2010, 5:19 pm

    haha! I love those whiny girl noises. Whenever guys forget that I’m a girl when we’re practicing martial arts – by misjudging their physical power or muscling me too much – I make some sort of squeal girl noise – like really loud so everyone can hear it. They get the picture and scale back. It makes me laugh every time.

    Men shudder when they hear that girl squeal and all the other guys look up to see what’s going on. Hey, you gotta use every weapon available – lol!

    But seriously, it’s important to be able to know how much pressure is too much and to have a way of putting up good boundaries.

    The Mercenary will figure it out. Thanks for sharing your kids with us.

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    • Amy February 14, 2010, 4:26 pm

      Cheryl, that’s hilarious! My boys try to act tough most of the time so it’s fun to tease them when they don’t. At the same time I want them to know that they can be soft when it’s appropriate. You’re right, boundaries are important. I aspire to teach them how to treat all human beings with the right amount of pressure. We’ll find out in ten years or so if it worked. 😉

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  • Michelle | OnlinePosterPrinting.com February 17, 2010, 12:53 am

    Haha, way to toughen it out, that’s the spirit. I think boys in general likes to act tough, even when they’re really hurting inside. aww.

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