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Old John    Posted 05-10-2004 at 07:29:29       [Reply]  [No Email]

Hope You had a Great Mother's Day.

You did say<<"Hope one day my husband will cook for me! Boy, that would be a treat. :) My Dad cooks as much as my Mama does. I think that kind of thing comes after the kids are grown and its just you and your spouse. We haven't reached that point yet. He is working all the time, nights to boot, and we have a 9 year old, and I stay busy at the house. Sigh......enjoy yourselves, to the fullest.">>

Well, See, I grew up on a little farm(60a.)as the oldest of nine.8B's & 1 G. I learned to cook, clean, sew & anything else necessary to "maintain".

I was married to my kids-Mom, for 20 years, before she left to "Find herself". That left me with 5, at home to manage, asf. The 3 girls were all in HS. The boys were younger. I was a single-parent, off & on for 15 years. My Kids are all grown with Families of their own. 15 Grand-kids. My Boys can cook as well as their wives.

Sharon is my #5...OH MY! And, she's my LAST. We've been together going on 8 years.
Funny thing is........
I've always been a better cook, than any of my wives & could keep a better house. The kitchen is always, more or less MINE. I do most of the cooking. Heck, I'm, I'm doing the Laundry now.
That was always the big problem. I can do it all.
Well, nearly. And I was never afraid to say it.
I cook some wonderful dinners. I "SPOILS" those ladies. Sharon loves it.
I just don't want 'em to take advantage of me. I Lo-o-o-ove Appreciation. Sharon Appreciates.

And I'm proud to say, "My 5 kids are some of the most self-sufficient Folks I Know, at least, the younger ones".
I watched my youngest daughter get her BA in accounting, last night. Made me feel Proud of her.

Hey, sorry about rambling. It's just that all "Guys" are NOT cut from the same cloth.

'Til Later.........
Old John

KellyGa    Posted 05-10-2004 at 10:23:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well, sounds like you were raised right my man. As much as I loved my MIL, God rest her soul, she spoiled her one and only son. He never even made his bed. As far as I know he didn't mow the lawn as a teenager. His mama cooked, cleaned, and just did everything. His dad did the outside work. Now, granted, his mama didn't have to go out and work, which I am blessed in not having to do, but I do work, rest assured. There is always something to be tended to around here.

I try not to complain too much. I did my share of working out there in the world before SHelby came along. I wanted and he wanted me to stay home and raise Shelby, not have her thrown on a day care. She is better for it.

He is just lucky I have so much of my Daddys blood running through my veins. I actually get satisfaction out of yard work, I like it. But, it is hard to keep up with the work to do inside and outside of the house, so I get frustrated when I fall behind, hence the complaining.

And, as I sit here typing, I have so much to do, so I will see y'all tonight. :)

Y'all have a fantastic day!

When I married    Posted 05-10-2004 at 08:45:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
a single Mom, I told her she would cook, clean and mow the lawn. I was only in Intensive Care for two days. LOL look for a partnership. It seems to work.
Chas in Me

DD    Posted 05-10-2004 at 07:42:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
You can surely say that again Old John ; ) There's nothing wrong with being self-sufficient. I'm a single Mom and was terrified when my ex walked out. Now I know I can do what needs to be done. Whether it be working 7 days a week and 2 jobs to pay the bills, whatever. I CAN do it on my own, but not without Gods help ; )

New-Gen    Posted 05-10-2004 at 07:53:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well, Like I always say, God never gives us anything we can't handle.

donna in w.v    Posted 05-10-2004 at 15:49:19       [Reply]  [Send Email]
what you say is true i just wish He didn't have so much faith in me.

DD    Posted 05-10-2004 at 08:25:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ya got that right New-Gen ; ) We can only Pray that we learn the lesson behind it the first time without making the same mistakes over and over.

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