Post # 1
I got off work early today so I stocked my BF’s kitchen, made a treat that he likes, did our laundry, and then made a dinner for him when he got home. Yes, 1950’s homemaker, but it made me excited for when we live together and then even more for spending our lives together.
Any of you ever have little moments like this that get you excited for the future?
Post # 3
I used to be just like that when Darling Husband and I first got together. I loved reading this little post. It made me feel warm and fuzzy and brought me back a little. Thank you 🙂
Post # 4
I feel the same way still when I do those things for my Fiance…. except the laundry part 😉 glad you had a great evening!
Post # 5
I completely understand that. I work in corporate america managing 100+ people, am the “breadwinner” of the family, and work 50+ hours a week. However, nothing can replace that “warm and fuzzy” of picking out and ironing SO’s clothing for a special event, cooking an elaborate meal he loves, or doing some home furnishing that I know *he* (not just me) will like. I rarely admit that we transition into traditional gender roles as soon as we get home from work every day to even my closest friends! 🙂
In the same respect, although I am extremely handy around the house (I spent 8 years in the military…a girl’s gotta learn this stuff), I step aside and “pretend” that he knows how to put things together and hook up electrical appliances and fix things better than I can. Yes, I know, I just pushed the woman’s movement back about 15 years but if it makes him feel more like a man, I’m happy to make that sacrifice (and keep my hands clean!)
Post # 6
I remember the days that we used to cook TOGETHER and I loved it, it was such a fun, special time for us. But now a days it’s me cooking alone 🙁 I love to do it, but I just miss spending that time with him.
Post # 7
My man and I are long distance right now, so when I went out to visit him in December, I had 2 weeks with no car in a town I didn’t know, and lots of time around the apartment. I did laundry and cleaned and decorated (he’s only lived there about 4 months) and loved every second. I definitely thought about how much I can’t wait to be married to him. 🙂
Post # 8
Part of what is keeping me sane during the waiting period is that he has given me permission to decorate his house (which will become ours in a couple of months). Focusing on that has definitely helped, and I love doing it. I am of the art mind while he is a science dude, so I’m better suited for this task.
@Phoenix718: I’m with you on pushing the feminist movement back. While I never wanted us to fall into the gender roles, I can’t help but enjoy it once in awhile.
Post # 9
we are often told our home is a throwback to the 50’s. although i work longer hours and have a more stressful job the only thing my hubby does it take out the garbage, i do everything else and that includes calling him when dinner is on the table ready
doesnt work for all but it works for us
Post # 10
I am from a traditional background and I sometimes start falling into that role but then I yank myself back. I still do the majority of the cooking but he does the cleaning up and the laundry and I don’t iron his clothes. If there is one thing I hate more than doing laundry, it’s ironing. I wish I could pay someone to do it for me. But that would be taking my laziness to a whole other level… which I don’t mind doing actually
Post # 11
it’s ironing. I wish I could pay someone to do it for me
psst, greek Mother-In-Law is my secret 😉