I was reminded about the differences betweem mom's styles & dad's & what girls & boys want from them this weekend. My ds came upstairs fussing (ok, howling like a stuck pig) and dh & I went to check him out. He finally told us what happened. He was milking the goat, something he actually likes to do, and the goat kicked him. We tried to see an injury, but there wasn't even a spot. I opened my mouth to say, "Melissa, would you go finish the milking?" When dh spoke up, "Son, you aren't bleeding, quit complaining, take it like a man and go get the job done." I was horrified, but my ds stopped howling, stared at dh, turned and went to do it. I was still fuming 10 minutes later about my dh's lack of sensitivity when ds showed up SINGING, & whistling a Christmas song. I started to fuss over him & he informed me that nothing hurt!!! No bruise or anything. and went to wrestle with Dad. Now how did dh know that??? Dh told me that once he knew that ds wasn't hurt he figured it was just his frustration with the goat coming out & he needed to learn that frustration was not an excuse to quit on the job. Then we had a good conversation on what kids need from each parent. I sure do love my guy!