I was on facebook a couple of days ago and I saw a guy-friend (sorry Kev-- had to post your pic to make a point) had posted a picture of himself holding his cute little nephew. His nephew looked just like him and was all kinds of adorable. And did I mention he was HOLDING the baby? Big deal, right? Wrong.
Underneath this picture several girls had commented. Most of them were in the same vein as this first comment:
"Have. Mercy. Is THAT what our boys are gonna look like?? Just WATCH how not mad I'll be."
I have to admit, I secretly thought her comment was kind of clever and cute...yeah...sorry. But anyway, the point is that the first thought that came to her mind was this: Cute boy holding cute boy. We could make cute babies together.
(I have to admit my first thought was, why do they both have that shark haircut? Yeah, I'm single.)
So I thought about this.
And here's what I think. If any guy saw a picture of a girl holding a little baby and looking all cuddly with it, what would HE think? I'll tell you.
Because he would think, that girl is baby crazy. She must want to get married and tie me down and make me have kids right away. FEAR.
And here's the thing. He's right. Cause look at that girl's comment. But why OH why...do we think so differently?
The difference between men and women: Babies.
3 years ago