Just so you know, I want to be just like my husband when I grow up! Yes, I have husband envy. And you (mom) should too, here’s why…
There are some noticeable differences between Us and Them . . . between Husbands and Wives . . . between Moms and Dads. Even the contemporary adage: Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus pays homage to this thought – and in this post I noted how it’s especially true at the playground.
But here’s another great case in point . . .
On Valentine’s Day I decided I couldn’t wash another dish! We don’t have a dishwasher in my home (apparently, I am a human dishwasher); and after washing a boat-load of dishes I decided to play my “Honey, the love of your life is fatigued, would you be a romantic and finish-up the dishes?” card. (Tell me I’m not the only one with a stash of those cards.)
I was being such a naughty girl. I mean, I really shouldn’t have asked him because he was doing his own “Man” stuff, like Netflix-ing his favorite TV series. But I did; and when he finally realized that he couldn’t say no without appearing to be an unromantic husband (thank you Valentine’s Day!) he gave in. (YES! Score 1 for the Mrs.!)
Since I was free of the dishes I ran an errand, and when I returned, I saw this . . .
The woman in me was speechless. My inner mom was was in disbelief. The wife in me was shocked! How is it possible to wash dishes and watch “TV” (with cellphone virtually in hand) at the same time?
Even if it’s possible, like why would you do that? I mean, who does that? Dude, where is your “pause” button?
Survey says:::THE MEN! Ding. Score board says:::100!
This got me to thinking about how life is soooo good for men and about the differences between us and them. About how care free they are . . . and why I might have just a tad bit of husband envy going on.
Men are not wired like us ladies; they have an “Hakuna Matata” outlook on life: it means “No worries for the rest of your days.” (Think The Lion King.)
They send the kids to school in pajamas.
They mix plaid and stripes.
They let the kids stay up late and eat TV dinners for supper.
And they’re brave, too! They sleep in caves. They voluntarily step on water bugs. (Eww!) They will attempt to crush a mouse with their fist!!!! (Don’t ask me how I know this.)
A man’s idea of pest control . . .
I think it’s settled: we wives are way too uptight and because of that, the men are going to outlive us – by like, a gazillion years!
We need to be more like them. We need to be all hakuna matata about life, too. It’ll be a win-win for us: we’ll have fewer gray hairs and less wrinkles – which translates into less hair dye and Botox treatments. What a bonus!
When I recently shared all the little things men really want for Valentine’s Day, I should have included the right to wash dishes and watch TV simultaneously – and not be nagged by your wife.
My husband and I have this ongoing joke where he’ll ask me what I want to be when I grow-up. Then I usually say a plumber or a waste management specialist – and then we both crack up – because we’re corny and aging. But I’m going to start responding that I want to be just like him when I grow-up, because the men really know how to live!
**Holla Back, Ladies!**Do you ever have husband envy? What funny, odd or unbelievable things has your husband done. Post a comment below to share.
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