That's a bit of a rhetorical question, of course you do.
I'll share I secret with you I just discovered (although once I do I guess it won't be a secret anymore...). Anyway, I was reading an article on Medical Daily that was published a couple of weeks ago. The headline is what caught my attention: "Fathers who do chores, spend time with kids get the most out of marriage." The author explained that the results of a recent study found that men who, as the title of the article suggest, help around the house and spend time with their children also find the most satisfaction in their marriages.
Of course they do. Helping around the house shows your wife that you love and appreciate her and that not only do you recognize that your marriage is a partnership but you WANT to be her partner, even if it means doing the dishes. If you aren't doing some of the household chores already just try folding the laundry or doing the dishes or taking out the trash or cleaning the toilet...you get the idea. I promise you will see the effect almost immediately (along with a look of shock, surprise, or maybe even disbelief).
I have heard, though thankfully not too often, some men say/indicate that household chores are "beneath them" or "too menial" so they have their wives do them. What a load of malarkey (see the definition of malarkey here if you're unfamiliar with the word; it's one of my favorites). As I once heard a man in a film say:
"If there are demeaning things to be done in a man's house who better than the head of the house to do them."
I'll just quickly touch on spending time with the children though this is important too. Maybe I'll come back to this topic in greater detail in a future post...
|Photos courtesy of Vial Photography|
Spending time with the children gives me not only the satisfaction of getting to know my sons, show them I love them, and make memories with them it facilitates communication between Cami and me. It gives us more in common.
Now, your assignment is to do a chore around the house (if you already do chores find one you don't normally do). And be happy about it.