Thursday, April 14, 2011

Testosterone

So Hubby is away for a few days. Son 1, as befits a teenager on holiday, has been out a lot, while Son 2 has been calmer and sleeping better. Although he has still woken at around 2am, for the last three mornings he has been happy to go back to bed and drop off to sleep again, to wake at a fairly acceptable hour. He is still jumping on his trampoline, but not with the manic level of activity we've seen over the last few months.

Anyone else spot a pattern here? Perhaps Son 2 feels that just for once he is the top male rather than the bottom of the pile. The level of testosterone in the house as they battle for supremacy is usually overwhelming and I think it has a lot to answer for.

Why, oh why, did I not have daughters?

4 comments:

Debbie said...

Daughters or sons, it don't make a difference. My teenage daughter battles for my 'throne' one minute and then to sit on my knee the next. Then there's the father/daughter club that mums can never be members of. Family life is truly a pick n mix bag.

Cathy said...

Too true Debbie. In fact friends often tell me boys are easier to bring up than girls, though I'm not entirely convinced...

Miriam Drori said...

I have two boys and a girl (who is the youngest). I expected the girl to be the easiest. I was wrong.

Cathy said...

Ah well, you've just proved my friends' point Miriam...