One of my all-time favorite movies, My Fair Lady, has the very handsome Rex Harrison asking himself the age old question, "Why can't a woman be more like a man"? I am sure that women have been perplexing men for centuries now. We are somewhat complicated creatures.
I know I've asked myself a million times why men can't be more like my women friends. It's pretty easy to figure out what most men are thinking at any given time. For example, while watching football, I can guarantee you they are not thinking about all the things they have left to do before Christmas. No. They are thinking about the game. That's it. Their minds may stray occasionally to the "honey do" list, but it snaps right back to the game as soon as the commercial is over.
There's a funny video that demonstrates a man's brain and a woman's brain. You can watch it here. In this instructive video, Mark Gungor shows what I've known all along. There are many times, in fact, most of the time when men are home, that they are thinking about absolutely nothing. It's true. Why women have been asking men for centuries what they are thinking is beyond me. If they are sitting on the sofa, they are more than likely thinking about nothing. Or sex. But if they are over a certain age, it's more likely nothing.
During the holiday season, in my house, this difference between men and women is even more pronounced. What am I doing when I am not working this time of year? Cooking, cleaning, baking, shopping wrapping, changing the litter box, doing laundry, and so on. What is Jack doing when he is not working? Why, he's doing the same thing he is thinking. You figure it out!
Wishing all the men and women in my life, both near and far, a wonderful Christmas, Hanukkah, or whatever you celebrate. May the beauty, peace and love of this season reach far into 2012.