herself despairs of ever educating my boy into the ways of modern life. she cannot understand how she and himself have managed to bring him up without the slightest hint of feminism having entered into his head. our household is not a traditional one. himself is in charge of cooking and shopping. herself is in charge of demolition and matters involving the toolbox. neither of them believes in generalising about any section of the human race. yet my boy persists in coming out with what herself describes as unreconstructed nonsense and himself describes as total rubbish (well in fact not such a polite word as rubbish but i like to keep my blog clean in case children pass by).
today my boy said "do you think the word over-reaction comes from ovaries? you know, because women are the ones with ovaries and they are the ones who over-react?"
to which herself could only reply, once the peeps had stopped gasping, "thats one for the blog!"
so here it is.