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Angela53510

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I am just like my father. Totally incompetent at fixing anything! My mom was the fix-it. I did learn a lot about tools, first making silver jewellry for 7 years, and building houses. I am awesome with a hammer. Just a couple of hits for a 3 inch spike!

I was raised traditionally, rebelled in principle, but never picked up much in the way of changing tires, etc. Why try to pull a rusted lug nut off, when you can stand in a parking lot, and some man will come along and do it for you?

In my day, I wanted to take shop, but girls were not allowed to. My mom taught me to sew, I used to make all my clothes, till RA hit and now my hands are too damaged to do the work.

My most clever thing I did was marry my husband. He can literally fix anything. He is the renovation/car mechanic/yard work king. The most clever thing he did was marry me. I can cook and organize. My daughter can fix anything. She even learned to do mechanics and body work with my husband. None of our sons do, though! Not sure what happened there? Oh right, hockey happened. Too busy to learn how to change the oil on a car.

As for check books and budgets, my mom always did that, and so do I. I thought that was a woman's thing? Goes to show these gender roles really are flexible? Which is not to say men are not men, and women are not women. I just think it is better to be good at most things. Unless you are a total klutz! (Hubby can't cook to save his life. He is getting better at buying frozen food to heat up, when I was so sick. I had him on an apprenticeship program to learn how to make a bed, but he flunked out. He still has to do it, but I have to supervise him every time. Another thing my hands won't let me do! King sized beds are dreadful, that way!)
 

tourist

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#22
I occasionally do the cooking and I always do the dishes. I do manly stuff too like take out the trash.
 

mar09

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As i child, my older sisters and i would climb our roof from a nearby tree, from which we picked some ripe fruit and ate from there=). When the guys at home cannot or will not chop branches of not so tall trees, i dont mind chopping off some, as i am often left to clear the leaves which fall from these which i planted.. I have learned to harvest the bananas too before other creatures do so.

Both my brothers and sisters were often asked to do or help around the house, while I, as a younger child, was often exempted from some assignments and housework. At the time i thought that was nice, esp as my mom appreciated a young child's strivings to learn piano, et al. and would rather listen to me learning than cleaning or apprentice cooking. So i didnt really learn or practice cooking (except baking, which i like and do now) as a young person, while she said to keep playing while she or they cooked... (Even after she retired, she would rather do the cooking and let me play as it de-stresses her, she said=). In time i had to learn, but am not as "fluent" as those who probably found the kitchen their playroom or Ojt.
 

BruceWayne

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* What kinds of things do you do that are "normally" seen as something done by the other gender?

Hmm... Dye my hair. Baking. Cooking. I'm really good with babies.

* What talents/skills have you been told that you do "really well" "for a guy" or "for a girl"?


Apparently I'm amazing at holding a purse, because I've been forced to while she shops on countless occasions.
I also tie a mean ponytail.


* Who taught you how to do said skills? Was it from a member of the opposite gender?


I'm a natural.

* What are some life skills that you believe everyone should know a little bit about, regardless of gender?

Cooking, basic car stuff(checking oil, putting air into tires, etc.).
 
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Susanna

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* What kinds of things do you do that are "normally" seen as something done by the other gender?

Hmm... Dye my hair. Baking. Cooking. I'm really good with babies.

* What talents/skills have you been told that you do "really well" "for a guy" or "for a girl"?

Apparently I'm amazing at holding a purse, because I've been forced to while she shops on countless occasions.
I also tie a mean ponytail.


* Who taught you how to do said skills? Was it from a member of the opposite gender?

I'm a natural.

* What are some life skills that you believe everyone should know a little bit about, regardless of gender?

Cooking, basic car stuff(checking oil, putting air into tires, etc.).
Does that mean you’re holding the purse like a girl, or are you holding the purse like a man? Lol
 
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Hamarr

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Does that mean you’re holding the purse like a girl, or are you holding the purse like a man? Lol
Agreed. More details are needed. Like, is it being rocked over the shoulder, or sitting with it in your lap while you wait for your lady friend to shop?
 

BruceWayne

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Does that mean you’re holding the purse like a girl, or are you holding the purse like a man? Lol
I just went over 14,000,605 scenarios & in none of them was it possible to hold a purse like a man. :ROFL:

But when I've had to, I just hold it by the strap and let it dangle around. Over the shoulder isn't happening. lol
 

Oncefallen

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Fortunately I have more than enough "gender proper" traits to not worry about losing my man card over this, but I started cooking/baking when I was 10 or so to the extent of occasionally running my Mom out of her own kitchen.
 

JustEli

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* What kinds of things do you do that are "normally" seen as something done by the other gender?

Hmm... Dye my hair. Baking. Cooking. I'm really good with babies.

* What talents/skills have you been told that you do "really well" "for a guy" or "for a girl"?

Apparently I'm amazing at holding a purse, because I've been forced to while she shops on countless occasions.
I also tie a mean ponytail.


* Who taught you how to do said skills? Was it from a member of the opposite gender?

I'm a natural.

* What are some life skills that you believe everyone should know a little bit about, regardless of gender?

Cooking, basic car stuff(checking oil, putting air into tires, etc.).
a natural hahhahahhaaaa........ so awesome
 

JustEli

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I just went over 14,000,605 scenarios & in none of them was it possible to hold a purse like a man. :ROFL:

But when I've had to, I just hold it by the strap and let it dangle around. Over the shoulder isn't happening. lol
over the shoulder! rock it! lol
 

JustEli

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14 mill hahahahahahaha
 
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Hamarr

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over the shoulder! rock it! lol
I had a guy I used to work with do that. We both happened to be wearing pink shirts that day. His pink shirt matched the purse one of the ladies brought in. So he had to show off the purse and matching shirt.

In my defense, I was semi deceived. The picture of the shirt looked closer to a wine or maroon color or something. I order stuff online when I know it will fit and don't feel like going into the store to try stuff on. :p
 
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Susanna

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I just went over 14,000,605 scenarios & in none of them was it possible to hold a purse like a man. :ROFL:

But when I've had to, I just hold it by the strap and let it dangle around. Over the shoulder isn't happening. lol
That’s close, but no cigar. A man must clutch the purse (even it’s not a clutch), the strap is irrelevant lol.
 

JustEli

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hahahhahhaahahahahahhaa