"Let's be cheerful"! We have no more right to steal the brightness out of the day for our own family than we have to steal the purse of a stranger. Let us be as careful that our homes are furnished with pleasant & happy thoughts as we are that the rugs are the right color and texture & the furniture comfortable and beautiful"! Laura Ingalls Wilder

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

the weaker sex



Today I am thankful for fluff and pink and girlie.  I'm thankful for tulle and sparkle and all of the things that guys just don't get.  While at my nieces princess birthday party this weekend I was reminded of just how different we feminines are from the masculines.  






Of course I can't speak for all of womankind, and I'm sure I'm going to hear back from a few of you.  But I'm pleased to be labeled the weaker sex.  I may have strengths beyond my husband's comprehension, but when it comes to physical things such as hauling the window unit air-conditioner up from the basement and installing it, or pushing the dead Buick back into it's proper place so it can be wrenched on, I'm more than ready to take a step back, bat my eyes and swoon.  (Thanks honey).  




I'm thankful that the good Lord gave men muscles to flex... and women the wisdom to be impressed!  In fact, today I say, "Vive La Difference!" 


Blessings,  Debbie   

38 comments:

  1. My kids loved the picture of the yummy cupcakes!
    Raising both boys and a girl, I can appreciate the difference too. Blessings!

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  2. There are some things I want my husband to do even if I know I can.

    Those cupcakes sure look yummy. I have a real sweet tooth of late. I'm also going through major hormonal changes -- never know what's gonna happen.

    Rain and hail. We actually get hail sometimes, when we get rain, which isn't often. So when the hail comes it is always a big surprise.

    Dontcha just hate it when you are ready to capture a moment and your battery dies. Ugh!

    Have a great rest of the week. Tammy

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  3. I admit that there are some things that I can do, but I am glad my husband takes charge to handle them.

    Love all the pink -- I do enjoy girly things!

    Oh and we got your rain and hail early this morning! Loved it. We don't often get hail so it was nice.

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  4. My mother always said she was the supervisor during all house projects while my dad did the work!!

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  5. Standing here in agreement with you. I love all things pink and girly. (I'm not getting two of your pictures. Hrmph!)

    I also love our God given differences.

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  6. I'm all for using my feminine wiles to get out of doing the dirty work. Unfortunately, because I live by myself for part of the time, I must do some of those guy things. But on the other hand, it is reassuring to know that I can, if it must be done.

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  7. You crack me up. I'm not adverse to some hard work...but pretty much don't like house work. I do like pretty things, but not too much fluff. I am just a crazy mixed up woman! But don't be too worried...I play the "girl card" when I want to or need to!

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  8. I am in total agreement. I love all things pink and girlie but with two sons there wasn't much of that around my house, then God blessed me with three granddaughters, now I have someone to share all things "girlie" with
    BTW love the "ears" on the clementis

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  9. I couldn't agree more--may I add to your list that when the weather is sweltering and he cranks the lawn mower, I'm glad he has forbidden me to do "men's work."
    :)
    And those cupcakes look AMAZING.
    ~april

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  10. I am thankful for the differences too!

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  11. Many times I have thanked The Lord for giving men the muscles, I have no desire to do the physical heavy lifting...women have enough with the mental weights!

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  12. I agree! Not just for skating out of hard physical work (so glad I don't have to change irrigation pipe!) but because we balance each other and together make a great team!

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  13. Debbie, I agree 1000% with you. I never had any desire to do a man's job, at any time in my life. And sometimes enjoy being the damsel in distress, too, no acting either I really am! xo,

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  14. Ohhhh I have missed out on those sweet kinds of parties having 4 boys. I do love it when my DIL and her mom and sister come to visit. I get girl time then. [o=

    I am TOTALLY with you on standing back and letting men be men and I am happy to sit back and be impressed. [o=

    Blessings and ((HUGS))!
    -Mary

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  15. I want one of those adorable pink cupcakes! Yum!

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  16. I'm with you....
    Vive la difference!
    I'm diggin' the pink-girly stuff here.

    Jody

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  17. Great post....this overly dominated male household doesn't see enough pink...and I have to confess, I get in there with them too many times to show my muscles and then later pay the price.
    Yes, thank you God for the difference.

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  18. I see how bad the 70s hurt my life in that now I want to be a woman and be treated as the weaker sex. But those early years I conditioned my husband to treat me just as another guy. I wanted to work as hard as he did and do all of the things he did. Now, I want to do girly things and not work like that, but he has grown used to the the woman who was tough. I am not tough anymore.
    My body complains at the heavy lifting now.
    I didn't let my girls work like I worked and I have made sure that my daughters act like women. None of that woman hear me roar junk.
    I just realize I am a peasant and that is how hard peasant woman worked. :)

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  19. Oh yes me too. Ben will be the first to tell you that the arms are what does it for me. Oh gosh, do they ever... Hehe. I am very thankful we are the weaker sex too. I just wish more women would LET the men be stronger.

    Thank you so much for testing out my pattern. I really appreciate it! :)

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  20. Oh Debbie..don't know how to contact you besides just commenting back...I bet you and I would really compare notes on the devotional...since we are both in similar season of our lives. Isn't God good to have us read just what He wants to speak to us???? He is always speaking!
    Blessings as you continue to hear the megaphone.

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  21. I am so thankful that I was blessed to be born a female and I am more than happy to serve tea to my husband after he comes in from a long day of work [he doesn't wear slippers] and have dinner waiting! xx

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  22. Dear Debbie,

    I love it! I was just scratching my head, trying to figure out something (besides money) to send to my 12-year old nephew for his birthday, and the girls were just teasing me, saying I should send him some pink princess stickers! :)

    Vive la difference, indeed!

    Love,

    Marqueta

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  23. LOL, I loved your post. I do not think you can get much girly’ier than my pink, hormone ridden house. When hubby working around the house, my job is masking tape girl. I get him hard things like the hammer and masking tape. Glasses of water. I chat away and crossing my legs, looking as pretty as possible. That is how work rolls at my house xoxo Clarice
    ps. my hubby says I do my job, sooo good ;-)

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  24. Haha, so true. I love those differences - makes it all the more interesting.

    Oh those cupcakes look delish!

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  25. I like my husband's tender heart and his interest in how women think. It's all about being real, isn't it? Real pink. I've missed you!

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  26. I couldn't agrre with you more. I can't count the times I've told the Lord how thankful I am that I don't have to do all those things my husband has to take care of .I think he feels the same way about a lot of the stuff I have to deal with.
    Yes, the Lord knew what he's doing when he made each of us, for sure!

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  27. Absolutely! Our roles are different and especially designed by God. I always say that we are not perfect, but perfect together, balancing out our weaknesses and strengths. Love the cupcakes with the dots (dragees?) Did you help make them?

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  28. I think of it as division of labour. It only seems fair.

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  29. I agree with you on this one. I do love it when a man comes to my rescue even if I can do it by myself. I also still like it when a gentlemen opens the door for me. I am a strong woman but appreciate the differences. I love your girly photos. B

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  30. Oh yes, I do love this post! Let the girls be girls and let the boys be boys!
    What an adorable party that must have been...all pink and sweet and girlie. Sigh...

    Thank you for sharing that thought from your fellowship's Sunday message. YES! I love to think about that concept. The Body of Christ...oh the mystery. I am glad to be your sister!

    Love, Cheryl

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  31. As long as their muscles aren't all in their heads. I just like it that I can be me, wherever I fall out on the spectrum at any given time. Sometimes pink, sometimes fierce red, sometimes fiery black. But I do love being rescued when it's something I don't want to have to do - like getting greasy starting the tractor. Then I feel MOST feminine.

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  32. Oh - and it has always struck me that the quality of Christlikeness falls dead in the center -- a person who listens with compassion and understanding, but still rescues in just the perfect measure and manner. Love that best.

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  33. yeah, we're not weaker, just different. A great compliment to one another! (ps: I want a cupcake please)

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  34. Yeah - I am grateful for those differances too! We are blessed!
    Hugs

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  35. I totally agree! Love those pink cupcakes! Beautiful!

    Blessings!
    Deborah

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  36. As a single and independent woman I'm struggling with the 'fact' that men are the stronger sex. I appreciate that men are physically stronger, that's the way God intended them to be, we have different bodies and that's fine. But in the Bible, in 1 Peter for example, are we mentally weaker as well?

    Great blog!

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