Can anyone explain this to me?:

@dorypanda (1584)
August 26, 2009 9:49am CST
Why is it that boys (maybe girls too, but I've only got a son and nephews) NEED to sit or stand in doorways? My son's 16 now so doesn't do it so much, but I was looking after my 10 year old nephew the other day, he decided to sit in the kitchen doorway to play, I asked him to move from there as I was going into the kitchen, so, he went and sat in the other doorway between the sitting room and the front room. Today, I am looking after my 4 year old nephew, he's decided to sit, then stand, then sit in the kitchen doorway. What is it with doorways????
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
26 Aug 09
In a word SAFETY Dory. That way we can keep close to the source of food and other treats but have room to expand our games. Your job is to be sweet and generous. Of course if you shape up at all rough we then have an escape route too! All the angles are covered. Wait until they go to their room and stay there voluntarily!!!!! Then you'll really worry.
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@dorypanda (1584)
26 Aug 09
Ah, so that's it is it? Thank you. :) Teenpanda already stays in his room most of the time, but that's because that's where his computer is.
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
26 Aug 09
Computer? My point exactly. Such delicious sin lurks within....
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@dorypanda (1584)
26 Aug 09
He keeps his door open, so he's not doing anything too dodgy. ;)
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@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
26 Aug 09
Well you know what us boys are like, we are always in trouble right and if we stand at the doorway we can make a quick getaway! I have noticed this in particular when I was younger my cousins would always hang around at the door like they were afraid to come in and needed to be asked or invited to come in. My father does this too, so I guess you are right it is more of a male thing, I'd say it's cool sorry 'kewl' to do this but seeing as it's probably been going on since men were brought onto this earth or that doorways were invented, kewl doesn't come into it, maybe it's an innate talent that us men have just to annoy you lovely ladies ;0)
@dorypanda (1584)
26 Aug 09
There seems to be a theme to this! So, basically it seems to be a 'safety net' type thing. Thank you. :)
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@nannacroc (4049)
26 Aug 09
Maybe it's in case they need to make a quick escape if they misbehave. Mr Croc still stands in doorways just as you need to leave the room.
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
26 Aug 09
A sensible man Nanna. I would too.
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@ShepherdSpy (8562)
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
26 Aug 09
Maybe it's just that there's more of interest to them going on in the kitchen than elsewhere in the house...were you baking in there or what?
@dorypanda (1584)
26 Aug 09
That's what I don't understand, the kitchen's really not interesting at all and they can see straight into the kitchen from the sitting room anyway. I'm thinking boys are just weird. ;)
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@tammytwo (4303)
• United States
27 Aug 09
I've never had this happen with my boys. Perhaps the younger kids have seen the older ones do it and they picked up the habit. That would be a little annoying especially when it is the doorway you will need to be using.
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@thea09 (18327)
• Greece
26 Aug 09
Hi dorypanda, I must say I've never come across this little quirk but I'd say if it bothers you then put a stop to it now. Your nephews are young enough to change their ways when you explain to them why they shouldn't do it, even if it's a simple thing such as 'because it's annoying'. Annoying behaviour seems to be a boys speciality so I'd clamp down now.
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@pumpkinjam (5801)
• United Kingdom
28 Aug 09
I don't know but I do know that boys also seem to like hanging on chairs (especially while you're sitting on them) and some have a fascination with holding on to door handles. And then there's the inability to walk in a straight line or at a consistant speed. I think it's just because boys are annoying. I don't know if they do it deliberately just to get on our nerves or if it's instinctive.
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