I was verbally abused by my mom. So, when I first married my husband, I was taken aback by his sarcastic sense of humor. He used to have me in tears until we got more accustomed to one another. Over the years I have grown to like his strange, sarcastic humor and he is much more sensitive to my feelings.
One thing that befuddles me is his sense of humor with our kids. Do men just joke with children differently then moms?
He and our children, especially the boys, tease each other in ways that to me seem mean but they always end up laughing at one another.
For example, we stopped at the store to pick something up on our way to take our eldest son to work. He began to urge his dad to hurry even though we had plenty of time. So, my husband began to deliberately walk and talk in extreme slow motion.
My oldest son told his father that he was not going to put him in a nursing home when his father became senile. Instead he was going to allow his father to live with him so that he could enjoy torturing him in the same way that he was being aggravated.
My husband and son both began to laugh!! I would have been horrified if my son had said that to me. Later in the car, they continued teasing each other and laughing at each joke that they made.
I know that my boys respect their father deeply. They obey him much quicker then they do me. My oldest son even wrote his essay to get into Art School on how positive his father’s influence was on him.
Yet they sound so mean when they tease one another!
Is this just an example of male humor verses female humor?:shrug:
By the way, my son got to work half an hour early and had to wait outside just like his father told him would happen.