>Women, would you please do me a favor? Stop giving your husbands and boyfriends a round of applause for behaving like an adult.
I’m sick and tired of reading shit on Facebook like “My husband watched the kids for an hour and cleaned the dishes, so I could nap because I was up all night with the little one. He’s so great!”
Isn’t that what he’s supposed to do? I mean he’s not an idiot, right? He’s not an invalid? He’s got all his appendages? He’s ambulatory? Why is this such a feat? Does anyone make signs and cheer you on when you put oil in the car?
I did that yesterday and no one gave me a standing ovation. Nor would I expect one. I’m an adult.
Seriously, what is wrong with you? You are acting like some housewife from 1975. Men in this day and age are fully capable of doing chores once relegated to women only. In fact, men have been living outside their mother’s grasp and taking care of themselves as adults for a while before they get married. Doing dishes or vacuuming is not a task that requires you to congratulate him. He’s not 5 years old. He probably did that before he met you and didn’t need positive reinforcement to do it.
Also, didn’t he father those kids? How can you watch your own kids? Isn’t that required by law? Isn’t that a given? Are you watching the kids when he’s busy?
I’m just tired of women in my generation perpetuating stereotypes I had hoped were dead.