Scallywag

I sometimes wonder whether all pleasures are not substitutes for joy.

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Husband Training Discipline

March 15th, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 42 secs

Husband training discipline anyone?

Boy, am I getting into deep water with this husband training discipline thing. If it doesn’t get my mates’ heckles up, they might think I’m joking. Either that, or they’ll refuse to read anymore and get annoyed.

Perhaps it’s the latter because, for some reason, men never think about this theme. Yet women frequently do, saying things to each other like:

“Can’t you teach him?” 

“You better train him.” 

“Oh your husband’s very good, isn’t he?”

When a young man gets married, the thought of receiving husband training discipline is likely to yield a cheeky grin. He thinks his wife is alluding to fooling around. But she just wants him to learn how to pick up after himself and do the laundry!  Having a long and weary history, this domestic gender gap still shows no sign of shrinkage.

When it comes to household routines, many an otherwise practical man goes back to believing in magic. Throwing his underwear to the floor he magically expects it to leap into the laundry, machine wash itself, and then miraculously get itself dried, folded, and dive back into the drawer.

I confess I used to have mystic thinking too. But after thirty years of husband training discipline myself, I’ve learned a little here and there. For starters, I discovered women aren’t kidding. They actually do want men to do their bit. Ask most men though and you’d think that so long as they joke around enough and don’t take it seriously, they can sidestep reality.

Wrong! Wives apply husband training discipline because men don’t take the lead in the domestic works department. Meaning, if blokes were this slack on the job they’ve be fired by Friday. It’s time guys everywhere realized that doing homework isn’t women’s work, it personal work.

If guys simply did their bit instead of leaning on the shovel and keeping score, husband training discipline would suddenly become redundant.

Call it a case of male cluelessness, but I think if guys realize cleaning, polishing, washing, and folding are real jobs, needing a skilled workforce of helpful husbands, they might look at things differently. After all, with the right motivation, men do amazing things. So perhaps husband training discipline needs to include the message that being a help around the house is the language of care. After all, helping is the bedrock that love is built on.

 

 

 

 

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