Sunday, January 22, 2012

Teaching Old Dog New Tricks

For the first three years of our marriage I worked full time, one of those years I even worked a second job.  Then for the next seventeen years I stayed home, to raise the girls, to be the perfect step-ford wife.  I loved those years!  As the college years for the girls were creeping forward going back to work seemed like the necessary thing to do.  So I got a part time job. Then the natural evolution was to progress to full-time. This is were we are at, today at least...

Stretched out in his "command central" recliner chair

King Ralph: I need clean underwear.

Keeper: So do I.

KR: I need my new pants ironed, they're all balled up in that bag.

Keeper: I need my shirt ironed.

15 minutes later as King Ralph mulls around in the kitchen


KR: Hey, why don't you make us tuna salad for lunch.

Keeper: I'll do that after I secure you clean undies and a pressed pants. (said in a sassy tone)

Okay so here is the point where I lost a gasket.  Seriously why do men think they are helpless?  If women find they have no more fresh panties in their drawer they do their own laundry. Men. Not a chance. I think they would do a repeat wear of crap stained undies before they attempted to work the washer.  Iron?  What's an iron?  Lunch? Starving is certainly an option.

Then King Ralph says, how 'bout if I throw a needed hair cut in while I am at it.

Eeeeerrrrr!

I think it's time to teach the old dog a few new tricks.




6 comments:

Lin said...

I'm not complaining. Joe is good at this stuff. In fact, he does the grocery shopping and makes dinner every night. He lived alone for some time--I wonder if that had something to do with it? If he needed clean clothes--he had to do his own laundry.

So, is he suggesting that you quit your job and stay home to do all that??? ;)

JODI said...

Lin- My guy lived in another state for five years, without a family member in sight so....

I think I might have confused him when he came home from work once and I was vacuuming in a dress, high heels and with a strand of pearls around my neck.

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