Friday, June 29, 2007

On Being a Woman in a Male-Dominated Household

I am married to a very male man. I have an acquaintance who calls such men "RAMs" (Rugged Alaskan Males). Here is a picture of my RAM.



And if that isn't enough testosterone around here, I managed to bring two more of them into the world. Here is son #1...



And son #2...



I am the only woman in my world. The net result of this is that I am outvoted on all the important decisions. Such as which movie we will see. Or whether we will go canoeing or shopping.

Recently this came to a head when I found myself enduring the latest Die Hard movie, attending an IFL Football Game (kinda like World Wrestling Federation meets Football), and shopping for camo gear and gun clips all in a two day spread. It's enough to make a grown woman cry. To innoculate myself from a complete testosterone takeover, I am heading off to enjoy a bubble bath while reading Romantic Homes and listening to an impressionistic piano CD.

A Doggedly Feminine....

Charity

2 comments:

Pamerla said...

Oh sweetie!!!! BIG Hug!!! If you want to come over we have LOTS of progesterone and estrogen flowing here. I'm sure we could muster up some PMS for ya too along with a chick flick and some nail painting!
You are welcome ANY time!!!

Andrea said...

I feel your pain. I'm also married and have two sons. Fortunately I also have four sisters so when it gets to be too much we coordinate a ladies' weekend and escape.

Bathtub and Romantic Homes works pretty well too, I imagine!