Me- Same here, Dawn. She can have all the headaches she wants too as long as she keeps up with the housework.
And really that's how it is some days. I do my very best to put on the air of "Ms. Independent", but I'll be perfectly honest with you folks, sometimes I just wish I had a good wife.
The first time I got the email with "The Good Wife's Guide" from a 1955 edition of Housekeeping Monthly I scoffed. "Oh, EXCUSE ME? You know WHAT? Why don't you make ME dinner for a change?! Try wrangling these kids and cleaning the house and working and and and and... SCREW THAT!"
Lately, the more it gets sent back to me, the more I think... "I have got to get one of those Good Wives!"
1. Dinner ready when I get home - I'll take that!
2. Clean house - And I don't have to do it? SCORE!
3. Someone to say, "how was your day?" - Bonus points if they mean it and it's not rhetorical!
And that's how I'm feeling right about now. Another 12+ hour day, and I think it would be pretty cool to have dinner waiting when I get home and a hot bath and a cocktail. Or hell, maybe just someone to throw the blanket over me when I fall asleep while munching on my Wheat Thins. I wonder if I can get one of those "good wives" in the "good husband" version?
Since this doesn't seem to be a quick fix thing, Alex, if you're listening? Do your old mom a favor. When you roll into the house tonight, do me a favor and make sure I am not passed out covered in cracker crumbs? Thanks, you're a doll!