I had to share a funny thing that happened in my primary class today. It shows a fundamental difference in not just how males and females act, but how they think about and see the same things differently. I just had to laugh even though the children had no idea why.
I asked the children in class if any of them wanted to share an experience about a time someone helped them in some way. One of the boys started sharing a time when he was on his bike and the bike stopped suddenly for some reason and he flipped over the handlebars, landing with his face on the asphalt. Suddenly all 4 of the other boys started asking, "Was the chain jammed?" "Did the pedals stick?" and all these questions about the bike and how it happened, while the girls gasped and said, "I bet that hurt!" "Were you okay?" "Did you have to go to the hospital?"
Think we'll ever figure out how to blend the two? Of course, there are reasons for our differences, to help us complete our different responsibilities and are caused by biological differences. It sure leads to big laughs sometimes though.