Last week, instead of a girl and a boy at my house I had two boys. Child #1 was off to sleepaway camp and I had my BFF's son staying with me during the week while she was on a special 40th birthday trip.
During that week I noticed a few consistent patterns among my son, his friend and the various other boys we dragged home with us. Here they are in no particular order of importance.
1. Boys eat a lot.
2. Sweaty soccer socks, shin guards and cleats are MUCH better left outside.
3. There's nothing better than clothing optional video game time (no accompanying pic with this one).
4. Boy conversation consists of a lot of oneupsmanship.
5. In boy world, leaving leftover fruit leather in your backpack to "attract ant pets" is a good idea.
6. Once you have ant pets it's fun to bring them with you, in the car, in the house, to camp. As an experiment, you can try setting them loose on an adult's leg...just to see how she reacts.
7. Boys spend a lot of time with their hands down their pants.
8. The placement of their hands has zero bearing on whether they think they should wash them before having a snack.
9. Outdoor peeing will occur frequently and be competitive.
10. And boys, even the ones that don't belong to you, really need a story and a kiss before they can fall asleep.