This weekend we got into a little debate about what wives should do. Granted, it was a single guy, a newly married guy, Mr. Gray, and myself in this little discussion. It all started with the topic of ironing. It’s no secret that I don’t iron. Mr. Gray doesn’t like the way I do it, and he is better at it than I am, so he does our ironing. Newly Married Guy said he does his own as well. Single Guy quickly proclaimed we were all in alternative marriages–his wife would do all the ironing (among other things).
When we got to tailgate, we involved a few of the wiser married couples (30-40 years) in the discussion as well. The wives rarely did the ironing there, either. Single Guy held his ground.
Upon arriving at the game, I asked Single Guy if he would rather his wife iron or like football. Both, of course, along with the laundry, the cooking, and the cleaning. About that time, the guy in front of us (judging by his response and the size of their family he’d been at this marriage thing a while, too) just rolled his eyes and looked at the rest of us like Single Guy was crazy.
Oh, by the way, I’m totally a proponent of whatever works for your family. I don’t think there is a should that fits everyone. That’s the only real point I have here.
So, who does the ironing in your family?