Monday, December 22, 2008


I'm off to go tutor in about 15 minutes, but I'm feeling lazy. Everybody else in this house is in winter break mode, and it's contagious.

But it's good for me. My tutoring with this student is about complete, just putting on the finishing touches. He's a humble guy, he knows he won't be with the frontrunners. I just want him to make it to the finish line.

Running analogies, they make sense to me.

We'll work on Math and in the meantime, I'm pondering Chaco math. He passed me on the height chart a while ago. His voice is all deep and squeaky. He's got this pubescent mustache thing going on. Why does he sometimes still act like he's 3 years old?


Adam said...

Because he's a dude. And maturity is overrated.

Duble said...

As adam so wisely said, becuase he is a dude but beyond that.

Been my experiance that dudes are the way they are when thier little. They're truck guys, or football guys or theatre geeks, or band geeks, or science geeks, and than somewhere around 12 girls replace that for just a minute, and than guys figure out you can be into girls and football at the same time, and thus all mens maturity is a blend between 8 and 12 adn we really don't progress much past that.

Whodat? said...

Male maturity is like a marathon (brace for running analogy). Puberty is like the beginning of the race; you know "something's" gonna happen, but so far it's just like any other run. Eventually you hit one of 2 milestones: The part where the endorphins kick in, boosting you into adulthood, or The Wall. That milestone determines how you'll finish.

Training and pacing ones self are important. A good cheering section helps, but in the end, it's an individual challenge.

Judy said...

Girl, you are not giving me much hope here.

Mr. Buddha Magoo, Jr. said...

Yes, I'll chime in with the rest of the dudes: it is because he is a dude. We dudes don't like the whole growing up thing. I still get giddy when I see a choo-choo (er... I mean "train") go by.

Beej said...

If mine would just stop laughing his extremely loud, shrill laugh, I'd be very happy. I can deal with the rest of it. (I think)

terri said...

And he will go straight from the phase you describe to knowing everything and not needing any advice from you. I speak from experience.

Whimsical Ranter said...

I think you described my son. I think it's a guy thing...most men act like babies....Teen are just practice men.