I must warn you that this post is not for the faint of heart. I plan on using the words fart, poop, and belch a lot in this post so if these words bother you than you should stop reading now!
We’ve all heard the phrase “Men are from Mars. Women are from Venus”. Sometimes I think this is a cheesy phrase but at other times I think it has some merit. As a woman there are things that I definitely don’t understand about men. One thing I don’t understand is their fascination with poop, farts, and belches. I’m pretty sure that this is a universal thing making no distinction between age, class, color or size.
I grew up in a house with several sisters and only one brother. There were not very many farting or belching episodes in our house. Anytime my brother would try to instigate any kind of belching or farting fest us girls would all level the crustiest looks upon him that we could muster and he would walk away, shoulders drooping. I think his yearly scout camp must have been a wonderful, restful week for him.
My husband grew up with 5 brothers and only one sister. His formative years were quite different from mine. I don’t have specifics to share with you here, he will have to fill you in if he so chooses. I do know that whenever we are at family gatherings the only sure way to get all of the brothers to participate in a conversation is to have it revolve around bodily functions (or Simpsons episodes).
The reason I bring this up is because of a dinner experience my family had this evening. We were all tucking into our spaghetti, someone making an occasional comment, when suddenly, “Buuuurrrrpppp!” Out comes this huge belch out of my tiny son. That’s not the end of it though. Next he lets loose with a big giant belly laugh. A laugh that originates from your toes and tells the world that you are completely delighted with what you have just accomplished. I look over at my husband. He’s not laughing but he does have a big grin on his face.
So tell me gentlemen (ladies too, if you have a clue) what is the fascination with belches, farts and poop?