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I Am an Android

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One of my sons was bemoaning the emotional roller-coaster that, in his mind, plagued the female race. From his male point of view, it didn’t make sense. Not one iota.

My thought? — He obviously does not understand women! Having only brothers probably hasn’t helped.

As he labored on, trying to make sense of what he considered overly emotional reactions, I figured it was time to speak up and defend the differences.  I mean, I am one of those women he was talking about! Yes, men and women are different—but different isn’t necessarily wrong. It was time to speak up.

“You do realize that I am part of  this emotional group you’re talking to me about?” I asked, paving the way for a more in-depth and serious conversation.

He just looked at me, and without missing a beat, said, “No, you’re an android.”

A strange moment occurred then.  I was momentarily at a loss for words. But I recovered, and we went on to discuss the differences. Still, I’m not so sure that I got through to him. Remember, he thinks I’m an android. I’m supposedly not a part of this group he has trouble understanding—and obviously, not as emotional as I would give myself credit for being.

Taking a deep breath, I faced the facts: Somehow, I have failed to prepare my son for the emotional side of the female race. Yikes!

Solutions, anyone? Of course, one of these days, I’m sure there will be a woman who will enlighten him. When the time comes, should I warn her?


I am a pastor’s wife, former missionary, mother of four great sons (and a wonderful daughter-in-law!), and author of three Christian suspense novels: Betrayed, Identity Revealed, and A Murder Unseen. (Available at: Amazon.com.) I have a passion for God, my family, and writing! Follow me on Twitter and Facebook.

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  1. May 18, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    I doubt that there is any way you can prepare your son to accept, much less understand, the emotional world of us women…….anything you said or did would be viewed as not possibly representative of the rest of us! I do hope he attaches himself to an emotional young lady someday who loves him unconditionally and at the same time helps him accept, while probably never understanding, our emotions, our intuitiveness and yes, our foibles! Thanks, Rosie, I was just introduced to your blog recently and am enjoying it!

    • May 18, 2012 at 4:59 pm

      Hi Judy! I’m glad you were introduced to, and are enjoying my blog. It’s a bit of a mismatch of posts, but then, I guess that would be to be expected with a blog title of “Rosie Rambles On.” 🙂
      You’re probably right. He’ll have to figure it out—more likely so when he’s got a special someone to encourage him to figure out what makes her tick!

  2. May 18, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    That’s so funny! At least he’s noticing there are differences… and not just physical ones! 🙂

  3. ontheplumtree
    May 19, 2012 at 7:26 am

    This really made me laugh. Just wait until he falls in love. The recipient will sort him out. And when he has kids, if he has girls, they will challenge him, also. Ain’t it great the way life itself is such a great teacher?

    • May 19, 2012 at 7:42 am

      For sure! Some sweet gal will teach him to respect those emotional ups and downs at some point. 🙂 … And I’ve always known I’m a lot more rational and less emotional than many women—but an android? Definitely NOT! LOL!

      • ontheplumtree
        May 19, 2012 at 7:50 am

        I would never think of you as an android…and whatever is wrong with emotion anyhow? I have known just as many emotional men…emotion is a natural expression of feeling. Obviously, we all need to learn emotional competence, so that emotions are a thing of beauty: self-expression tempered by consciousness.

  4. May 20, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    You are a mom. Moms don’t count as women. 🙂

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