There’s been a lot of push back recently about the phrase “boys will be boys.”
Understandably, when it’s used in defense of inexcusable behavior on the part of men, especially in the realm of assault, etc, then it’s pretty repulsive.
But there’s another sense in which the term gets used – the sense in which I’d always thought of it. And that is that boys are just…kind of insane. Little boys especially. And they’re gonna do weird, goofy, chaotic stuff.
And at a certain point there’s nothing you can do but meme about it.
10. Pay attention
Too laughably doomed little words.
9. A spirited child
Yeah, well, the Devil is a spirit too.
8. Say it proud
Well if he’d have denied it, he’d certainly have supplied it.
That is the law.
7. Reality sets in
Once again I learn that movies aren’t real and everything is nonsense.
6. Walking away
This kid is going places, and we all need to stay far away from wherever those places are.
5. Just a second
Seriously, I just had to poop real quick, what did y’all do?
4. No judgement
Whatever gets him to sleep is acceptable.
3. The Lincoln Log Lawyer
Thank you for joining me tonight. Please, have a seat.
2. Drop ’em
Look, we didn’t decide how our bodies work.
1. Failed successfully
Yeah, try it again though.
I guess boys really will be boys. Since that’s…a tautology and all.
What’s your experience with raising kids?
Tell us in the comments.