swaynester... Those were great excus… um… reasons for alleviating the stress of house hold duties. As for me… my wife cooks great Vietnamese food. I generally only cook American food. You know BBQ steak (the BBQ recently died) or TV dinners… They taste like cardboard. So if I procrastinate long enough, she will make some great food. I typically help out with dishes… so long as she didn’t destroy the kitchen.
Once she was working long hours. So I prepared a great Vietnamese dish for her. It’s called Pho. (pronounced fu … without the ck) It’s like a soup with noodles and a bunch of stuff in it. She loved it! Then she asked me how I learned to cook that so well. Eventually, after some teasing, I told her the truth. I bought it “to go” from a local Vietnamese restaurant. Then repackaged it into our own bowls. I even placed a big pot on the burner with very low heat… as if it had been cooking all day. It was funny. She totally bought it. Actually, I had to come clean because she started talking about having me cook that once a week. That would have sucked.
Words of wisdom to Joel… Since I am 3 years ahead of him in this marriage thing… When you ask, “What’s wrong?” And they answer, “Nothing.”
It’s never the truth. But most of the time, you cannot change the “nothing” into something. Just pamper her at that point.
Vincent Wilcox (a.k.a. KRAKR)
My band: Letters Make Words