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March 31, 2016

Husbands are Not Big Kids

All women should know how to take care of children; most of them will have a husband someday.
(Franklin P. Jones)

It is very common, unfortunately, to make jokes about dads occupying the role of the biggest kid in the house; i.e. the biggest kid mom has to raise.

We even see it routinely on T.V.—Robert Young (“Father Knows Best”) and Andy Griffith have been replaced by Homer Simpson and numerous fat imbeciles somehow married to thin, attractive, and super-responsible wives. Even some popular childrens’ books perpetuate the image, with the Berenstein Bears dad continually portrayed as yet another kid mom has to put up with.

“I’ve got three kids—including my husband, ha-ha!”

No ha-ha.

Husbands, you cannot let your wives do all the child-rearing and housework, blame her for your lack of freedom, and then expect her to respect you, and long for you, as a man.

Wives, you cannot complain about your husband’s lack of involvement, criticize his parenting and/or housework when he does get involved, and then expect him to appreciate you, and woo you, as a complete woman.

The marriage we all crave can only happen when we see each other as equals.

Peace,

screamfree hal runkel

 

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