With this new series, my intention is to help foster and nurture an open and profound bond between father and daughter, one that transcends the awkwardness of puberty. (I wrote about it in more detail here.)
And in that spirit, I’ve agreed that once a week I will answer – honestly – any question my husband puts to me.
So, here’s what hubby has come up with for me this week…
Hubby: I don’t know why I didn’t ask about this sooner! This is something that has puzzled and intrigued us fellas since the dawn of time… Why can’t women visit the loo solo? And you’re always gone ages – what exactly is it you’re doing in there?
Me: Is nothing sacred?! Why do women go to the loo in pairs? Okay, here it is: in a revelation which will have women the world over furious that our secret has been outed rejoicing that the truth has been revealed…
To have a massive snog and feel each other up.
If that’s what some silly fools think – or hope more likely – to be the actuality, then I’m sorry to disappoint – but they’re about to be disillusioned. In fact, we go together for several far less exciting reasons, dependent upon the circumstances:
- Dinner with the Neighbours
To escape the tedious hell of football/car/work talk.
- Double Dates
To plot/strategize/muse/deliberate. Yes, alright, essentially it’s to gossip.
- Girls’ Night Out
A lone female is an easy mark for drunken buffoons. But as we all know, there’s safety in numbers:
It’s a well-established fact that a pack of women is a thing to be admired and revered.
- All of the Above
Sometimes it’s genuinely the only opportunity we have for a bit of quality girl time with our bestie/s.
So, I’m sorry to be the bearer of a slightly less beguiling reality than your enigmatic imaginings! While I’d love to be able to tell you that it’s where we ride unicorns and do our Jedi training for that inexplicable phenomena known as Female Intuition – it’s just not the case.
Like this? You can check out more of my hubby’s ponderings (and my attempts to answer them) here.