A few years ago my Dsis-in-law and I were at a family gathering watching our adult sons fussing around their little girls, making sure they were wearing hats, sunblock etc. They were both good cooks and happy to do their fair share of the housework as both their wives worked full-time.
We commented on how things had changed as we're both married to ‘Old Man’ and although they were hard working husbands, they expected us to take care of just about everything to do with the home and children.
Something is happening to 'New Man' (not all though, thank goodness) and I don’t much like it. I know quite a few who are separated or divorced. They’ve had a taste of family life but now they want their own homes, flashy cars, a healthy bank account, foreign holidays and all without the encumbrance of people who might have a few needs and ideas of their own.
One divorced, forty something man of DD’s acquaintance has a sign on the wall of his newly installed kitchen…..’My house, my rules!’
Maybe Old Man wasn’t so bad after all.
merlotgran Tue 01-Sep-15 13:09:19
kittylester Tue 01-Sep-15 13:22:26
ninathenana Tue 01-Sep-15 13:35:03
janeainsworth Tue 01-Sep-15 15:21:32
soontobe Tue 01-Sep-15 16:05:18
FarNorth Tue 01-Sep-15 16:13:05
merlotgran Tue 01-Sep-15 18:47:12
annodomini Tue 01-Sep-15 19:03:15
Lona Tue 01-Sep-15 19:26:10
Lona Tue 01-Sep-15 19:27:55
annodomini Tue 01-Sep-15 20:05:25