In order for this post to be appreciated to its maximum capacity, there's a few things I should make sure you all know about me first.
1. I'm homeschooled.
2. We go to a homeschool co-op with a bunch of other homeschool families.
3. I like to be in charge of everything.
4. I am kind of a stickler for spelling and good handwriting.
I'm taking a world literature class at co-op this year and currently we're reading The Count of Monte Cristo. (An excellent book, by the way) Our teacher assigned us a project where we have to either defend or prosecute the main character. There are about twelve or so kids in the class, so we had to divide into teams. And I got a team full of guys.
Don't get me wrong, I love them and all, but goodness...this project is going to be a test of my patience (which is limited). So here are some lessons learned from my literature group thus far.
When dealing with dudes, you must NEVER...
NEVER EVER mention bacon. Or meatloaf. Or cheeseburgers. They will never shut up about it.
NEVER EVER let them write stuff down. Unless you are different from me and can abide abominable spelling, capitalization, punctuation, and handwriting.
NEVER EVER allow yourself to be the only girl on a team of guys.
When dealing with dudes, you must ALWAYS...
ALWAYS manage to sneakily be the boss. (Although I know I'm the boss of all those boys anyway.)
ALWAYS throw an elbow once in a while to keep them in check.
ALWAYS stand up or sit on your knees or something so you're bigger than they are. It earns you instant respect.
Stuff I will never understand when dealing with dudes...
They like to argue. About everything. And if you're not currently arguing about anything, they will create something to argue about.
Pretty much everything about them actually. This is going to be an interesting project.
It's a good thing that I'm friends with all of my teammates, cuz otherwise someone might get hurt.