Thursday, July 1, 2010

Equality, my aunt Fanny

It occurred to me recently that if I were a man, I would make a darn good husband. I make a decent living (not great, but decent), am not obsessed with my career and value family time much more than earning points with my bosses. In addition I do 99% grocery shopping, 90% of the cooking and laundry, 100% of getting up to the kids in the middle of the night, do fun stuff with children, pay the bills, get kids ready for school in the morning, set up all appointments, talk to the teachers... I even clean sometimes! Yes, there's an issue of not being able to use any tools or fix anything in the house, but I think the above qualities would more than make up for this shortcoming. Any woman would want to marry me!

While as a wife I am very much mediocre, if not worse. My cooking and baking are decent, but nothing out of the ordinary, my organizational skills are sub-par and my housekeeping skills could make a grown man cry. And I don't make up for these shortcomings with good looks or sunny personality. I am lucky SubHub puts up with me.

Sometimes life just doesn't seem fair, does it?


  1. Ha! I'd prob make a good wife!

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  3. Might I point out that if you didn't have to be busy making a living, your cooking and baking skills might improve and if you could actually get a decent nights rest, so would your looks and lack of "sunniness".

    I, on the other hand, am apparently not good for anything.

  4. I just discovered this blog. Great post! I empathize. I too think I would make a great husband (OK, I'd have to earn a bit more...) But as a wife....oh dear. We have so many more expectations upon our shoulders.


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