I love my children. However, they could not be more different. My oldest daughter is 18 and is the epitome of what is referred to as "a girly-girl." My son, on the other hand, is 20 is a "guy's guy." And although they are total opposites, they get along for the most part.
However, they were butting heads a few times when they were home from college. My daughter, Amanda went with her girlfriends to the local shopping mall one afternoon and came back with an entire plastic bag filled with nail polish. I couldn't believe it! It looked like she spent over a $100 of her hard-earned babysitting money.
Well, she and her friends painted her nails and apparently, to get them to dry faster, she took the electric fan that we have in bathroom that is used to fight mold.
As soon as Amanda turned it on, our son, Michael, came storming into Amanda's room and demanded that she and her girlfriends hand over the appliance because he needed to use it to quickly dry the wood glue that was holding together a bird house he had just built for his new girlfriend.
Since my kids are both quite spirited and outspoken, a fight ensued over who would get the use the electric fan. My wife and I stood back and watched in horror and with some fascination as to how two grown people could fight over a single appliance. I know how useful electric fans can be, but I certainly didn't think it was worth getting into an argument over.
Finally, the kids stopped arguing and Michael let his sister use the fan before he did. And before I knew it, the girls' nails were dry, Michael's bird house was complete and there was peace and quiet in the house again.