reply to post by InTheLight
It's from FOX so it's all LIES!
Seriously, though - some of the tips are helpful, another one they left out would be to tear down the division of labor in the household.
"Hey honey - I need some help with (doing the dishes, cleaning the bathroom, folding the laundry, etc. etc.) would you mind lending me a hand?"
"No, I'm busy with blah blah blah..."
"I can help you get that done, and after would you help me with this?"
Sometimes all it takes is to get something started, too, and the other will come around without even asking.
For example, when it's getting close to dinner time, I'll usually initiate it by getting stuff set up in the kitchen. It never fails, once I get
things going, she will ask me if there's something she can help with. So, I'll let her help by cleaning veggies, or getting the table set and ready,
or looking up/measuring out ingredients for a recipe - it becomes a team effort and (most of the time) we horse around with each other and have fun
with it, too.
There are times, such as on the weekends, where I break my own rules by getting up early and fixing homemade biscuits & gravy or a tasty skillet with
bacon, and by the time I'm half way done she's already awake from the odors wafting to the bedroom
and joins me to make coffee, mix juice, or
anything else that needs to be done.
I just ... I can't stand the idea of just sitting in the La-Z-Boy (aptly named) as if I am some pampered little dandy on a throne waiting for her to
bring me the paper, feed me grapes, and fan me. I'm not Pharaoh. Besides, cooking is a skill and it requires practice.
I'm sure most of us are familiar with the concept of "sexual tension" in the workplace. Well, why do you think that exists? People who work closely
with one another and share the load seem to have a tendency to grow a fondness for one another - is it really such a surprise? To me, it's better to
draw from these experiences and learn from them, and if nothing else comes from it at the very least you've earned her respect.
Apologies for derailing - continue with the jokes.