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Brian, Kristine, Analise, and Josiah Toone

Differences Between Men and Women

2nd June 2005

I’m sorry I’ve not been around much! No excuses… I’ve had a cold and I’ve just been too lazy to sit down and organize a blog.

Differences Between Men and Women – #1 (this could be a long, ongoing list!)
Last night as we were lying in bed, Brian and I had a discussion about neatness. As usual, I felt the need to pick things up to leaving the family room in order before we came to bed. So as Brian and I supposedly headed for bed at the same time, I was slowed by picking things up to return them to their respective rooms. I came to the bedroom with 5 things in my arms. I asked Brian if maybe he could help me by trying to take something back where it belongs when he leaves the room. He pointed out that he would try, but in doing so, he loses focus on what he was leaving the room to do. Prime example: As we were leaving for dinner with friends that evening, I had sent him back upstairs from the garage to get the booster chair and my waterbottle. We realized when we got to our friend’s house that the booster chair never made… but the waterbottle did! So in essence, in asking him to do more than one thing, I’m compromising both things, and I risk neither thing being done right.
Ah, the amazing multi-tasking brain of a woman. Got any examples to share?

Our new Home Church and Analise
Our new church, Clearwater Community, is well underway, and we’re really enjoying getting to know our new “family”. We’ve even begun to meet with our new home church group on Wednesday nights for a potluck dinner and fellowship. Analise is the youngest of the 5 kids in our group, and she has been working her charm on all the young married couples. Last night, as we were gathering to begin our discussion time, she was standing in the middle of the room trying to walk. The whole room was begging her to take a step, Brian was keeping his pinky in her hand, and people were trying to entice her to come to them. It was very fun – a real bonding experience. She is SO CLOSE! Any day now, though it would be fun if she walked next Wednesday at our next gathering…

2 Responses to “Differences Between Men and Women”

  1. Dena Says:

    Finally an update! I’ve been waiting!

    So, Dan’s not the only one that can’t do more than one thing at a time? He can’t seem to do anything while he talks on the phone. I talk on the phone while i’m watching Derek and doing dishes or laundry or whatever else needs to be done. There can be things that need to go upstairs (or down) and Dan will go down (or up) to get or do something else and won’t take the stuff with him. If I ask him why he couldnt take that with him he’d say he’ll do it later…….like his brain can’t stray from his one focus or else………I don’t know what’ll happen. Good thing we know how to take up the slack!

    Derek didn’t walk till 14 months so Analise is way ahead of him. He’s all over like bad weather now……strange to see him walk into a room instead of scooting on his butt like he used to! Where does the time go?

  2. steve Says:

    i know, those dumb men cant ever to two things at once–im just learning to pick my nose and drive at the same time. In fact, typing and thinking is quite difficult right now so i should go. Glad to see the blog back too. I just got used to checking it everyday and then the drought hit. Cant wait to see you guys. Go Analise

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