Somewhere God and Mother Nature are cracking up. I mean, a day doesn’t go by without us getting another piece of evidence that proves just how challenging it is to maintain a successful male/female relationship. As black women, the numbers already are working against us if we’re hoping to find a single, black man.
And now this:
New research commissioned by Nickelodeon UK to mark the launch of a new show has pinpointed the exact age that boys mature completely is 43 – eleven years after women.
And since I have an um … penchant for younger men, I see now, I may have to make some concessions here and there.
It also means that as the mother of boys -10 and 11 – I could be raising boys in perpetuity, and that’s not good at all.
There are just some things I don’t understand.
There were two girls in my family so I wasn’t nearly prepared for the boy stuff that my sons have introduced me to. I’m still trying to figure out why passing gas is funny and I dread approaching the day when it switches from begging them to take a shower to wondering why they’re taking three a day.
That being said, I’ve gone through great pains to prep my boys for adulthood and I personally think their prospective wives will be pretty pleased with the job I’ve done.
They pick up their dirty clothes, put their dishes in the sink, take out the garbage, lay out their clothes and even can prepare a few meals on their own.
Why should I expect any less from a mate?
Man or Child: Which One Are You in Bed With? was originally published on blackamericaweb.com
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