I don't know if the males in my household do this on purpose or not, or whether it's the difference between males and females or if it's because I'm mum, I have no idea, but with 3 adult males and 1 teenage son and a husband, I am out numbered for sure.
This Christmas hubby was off work, the teen was home for the holidays and the 23 year old was here also. The testosterone hit rocket high levels, every one was fighting for supremacy and the alpha male took control of all our lives.
The male humour wore me down, it just goes on too long, I don't want to be part of it, not even included, but I have to find the right moment to leave the room/conversation or they all think I'm in a strop.
I have to be so careful about what I say, when and how I say it. If I use too many words or not enough words, I'm met with the following statements:
Leave it now
Just say what you mean
What are you on about now
Yes we heard you (but failed to let me know that)
Yes we understand (but failed to let me know that)
Yes we'll do it (but failed to let me know that)
I asked one of them to help me with putting the washing away.
Me: Please put the blue towel in that cupboard (pointing to cupboard) on your way out the room.
Them: Yeah ok
Me: *looks at blue towel on the bed and mutters loudly*
Them: *from other room* What did we do wrong now?
Me: You didn't put the blue towel in the cupboard
Them: There was only a grey towel on the bed
Me: OK sorry I got the colour wrong, but it was the only towel on the bed
Them: But you said blue towel and we didn't want to get in trouble if we put the grey towel away and then you couldn't find it
Me: Why didn't you ask?
Them: See, you're having a go at us now because you got something wrong and now EVERYTHING is all OUR fault
Me: *leaves conversation*
Them: What's the matter with her now?