Small Talk

A losing battle

October 4th, 2013

Poor Claus, living with all this female energy: a woman, a girl, and two female pets. I have mentioned here before that we've squeezed him out of most of the house space such that his domain now includes his bathroom (kingdom!) and the garage. No, make that a quadrant of the garage where he stores his sports gear.

The other week, I left a lavendar scent packet in the dryer by accident, and he threw in his jujitsu gi. When he fished it out later, he noticed the smell. "And now I have to go to jujitsu in this?! What will the guys think??" carped the black belt.

I laughed quite a bit. "Sorry... but that is so funny!"

"No!" he shook his head.

Then, because we have Olivia in dance lessons, and the teacher has rules on how to style the hair, I stored a bunch of ponytail holders in his SUV by the gear shift. Rainbow colored rubber bands. "They're right here in case you take her one day without me," I said.

"This manly car is turning all girly!" he sighed.

He knows it's a losing battle. Already in his manly car, there's a light purple Dora the Explorer booster seat.

Claus should be reassured that at least I haven't touched his bathroom. Yet.

3 Responses to “A losing battle”

  1. Ken Conklin:

    I'm reminded of the beehive, where nearly all the bees are female. There are only a few male bees, called drones, whose job is to fly with the young queen on her mating flight. One especially strong, high-flying drone beats out all the others and fertilizes her, while the losers fall away. Afterward, even that one drone is denied food and refused entry to the hive. But he had a lot of fun, even if only briefly. At least the drone bee does not suffer the same fate as some male spiders or praying mantises!

  2. Diane Ako:

    Ken- Really, right? But I do let CLaus entry to the hive. LOL!

  3. Annie Lam:

    With Tiger around, we are even!

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