He never really stood a chance you see; baby of the family with two older sisters. He was destined for an insider perspective into the mysteries of the feminine mind. His sisters made sure that he knew how to be a proper gentleman. He opens doors for people---anyone who needs it. He listens. He understands that there are things about ladies that he can't understand. He can handle conversations about the details of womanhood. Yeah, he never really had the option to hide from all that.
Thankfully he also got a full dose of dude. So he has a good balance. He has another side that enjoys watching football, bowling, playing video games, cleaning gutters, etc. Yes, I know many ladies do too---just not this one, or any that I know. He likes to do manly things and just be a guy as well. Thank goodness.
Anyway, he found that this feminine trend would continue to the end of his life when he married me and fathered only girls. So, he finds himself in lady territory. His future holds lots of girl talk. An ordinary man might quake with fear about future conversations that will almost certainly include bras, crushes and feminine hygiene products. Thankfully Eric is no ordinary man. He has studied our kind for his entire life. He doesn't even miss a beat when those topics arise. He knows when to be gentle and when to push. He can easily play with dolls, but he also teaches Cordelia (soon Elise too) how to roughhouse and be a little wild.
On the other side our girls are getting quite a lesson in what it means to be a good man. Their father is teaching them what they should expect from the opposite gender and boy has he raised the bar.