"Look, I don't need suggestions ... Just listen and nod your head... ok!!", I would say after doing an exasperated facepalm.
"How am I supposed to know that. I didn't grow up with girls!!", he would try to defend himself, with that mischievous grin of his.
This got me thinking, am I the only one who feels that it's excruciatingly painful to explain the simplest of girly-thing to a guy who grew up with brothers and no sisters.
I have to make him sit down, literally pat his head and then explain that I don't like playing boxing all the time, so stop punching my shoulders.
To which he would often retort,"Kiya karu ...I grew up like that ." He is the youngest of three brothers and seems they expressed their love by kick-boxing.
Imagine, the whole day you are curled up like a tortoise due to stomach cramps, and you have finally found a position that somewhat relieves the pain. With that state of mind, try explaining this to your Mr Ignorant, who at regular interval would pop his head and ask ,"Soti rahogi kiya sara din!!" (Will you be sleeping the whole day?). Those with some patience can even attempt explaining, I on the other hand would throw a pillow and howl,"Go away". He thinks the hormones effect my mental health too, because my most favorite expressions during those times are :
And feminine hygiene products extort exact reactions from him.
Sometimes I feel a part of his brain is emotionally underdeveloped. Else why would he make me watch all the sequels of SAW, one after another? He even tried to keep my eyes open during those gory scenes.
The other day I had worn a new dress and I asked him to take a picture of me. I wanted to see how the dress would look in pictures. Now this is an extremely normal behavior among girls. Sisters and Room-mates have been doing this since ages. But I spent half an hour trying to explain why I needed the picture and why the mirror wasn't enough. Sometimes I feel so emotionally exhausted answering all his Why's and What's.
Take for instance - shoes. A week ago I gave him a lecture on types of shoes. There are office shoes, friday shoes, glam shoes, go-to-grocery shoes, workout shoes, rainy day shoes etc etc. I am pretty sure my brother doesn't need any tutorial as my sister and I taught him pretty well, :) but I have to explain it to my dear hubby that most girls are crazy about their shoes, so asking them why they are buying a new pair is extremely illogical.
I am infact thinking of writing a manual for him, along with troubleshooting tips. Tell me, please tell me that I am not the only one.