FOF women know that many of the men in our lives–our husbands, brothers, partners, male friends our age–just don’t get it when it comes to sharing passions and disappointments. You’ll hardly ever catch a man commiserating with a male friend about a bad haircut, exuberant about a new cologne or discussing the dynamics of their friendship.
But what about our sons? Are we having a greater psychological influence on them than our mothers had on our brothers?
Maybe not greater, but different.
Our sons are more accepting of their wives who want to work.
Our sons are less threatened by wives who earn more than they do.
Our sons have lots of female friends.
Our sons aren’t afraid people will “talk” if they go out with another man to a movie or dinner.
Our sons aren’t reticient to give us a hug or a kiss on the cheek.
Our sons actually think we’re fairly intelligent and they might even learn something from us.
Our sons treat their sisters as equals.
Our sons enjoy taking a vacation with us.
Our sons are pleased to call us friends.
Our sons even know how a washing machine and stove work—and might give them a try once in a while.
We did a mighty fine job, my FOF friends. We sure did.