Eight-year-old boy moment

Pretty blond teenaged Girl gets onto the bus. Lanky baseball-capped teenaged Boy sticks out his foot, causing Girl to stumble. Girl very nearly does a face plant on the floor of the bus.

Girl’s head spins in the direction of Boy. Boy grins. Girl grins back. They know each other, of course.

Girl sits down next to Boy. They begin chattering happily to one another.

There’s a stereotype about eight-year-old boys:  that they don’t know how to relate to girls except by doing stupid stuff to them.

The thing is, it persists into the teenaged years.

You could attract a girl’s attention just by saying “Hi” to her, but where’s the panache in that? Better to trip her, or punch her on the shoulder, or crush her against the lockers in the hallway of the school. I’m willing to bet that some of Scott Stevens’s best checks were thrown at girls.

Isn’t sex strange?

Three things are too wonderful for me;
four I do not understand:

the way of an eagle in the sky,
the way of a serpent on a rock,
the way of a ship on the high seas,
and the way of a Boy with a Girl.

(Prov. 30:18-19. I may have paraphrased the text a little, there at the end)


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. nebcanuck
    Nov 22, 2007 @ 11:08:10

    Yes! Let’s hear it for adding hockey to a post about teenaged sex! 😛


  2. Stephen
    Nov 22, 2007 @ 11:59:16

    Teenaged sex, hockey, and the Bible! I can cover a lot of territory in a mere 200 words.


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