By Ross Kentner
I believe that credit for what follows should go to John Hoxie from Alaska. I found it on the internet, and with all that’s going on between men and women today, I think it’s important to share his concept. In a nutshell, if we get things right at home, we may not go wrong in the workplace.
I don’t “help” my wife. Actually, my wife does not need help, she needs a partner.
I don’t “help” my wife clean the house because I live here too and I need to clean it too.
I don’t “help” my wife to cook because I also want to eat and I need to cook too.
I don’t “help” my wife wash the dishes because I also use those dishes.
I don’t “help” my wife with the children because they are also my children and my job is to be their father.
I don’t “help” my wife to wash, fold and put away clothes, because the clothes are also mine and my children’s.
I am not a help at home, I am a partner in our home.
Unfortunately, in our culture, everything at home can be “her” job. Some men have been brought up to believe they don’t have to lift a finger. Give her a hand, behave like a true companion, not as a guest who only comes home to eat, sleep, bathe and satisfy needs.
It’s also important to show real appreciation for all she does at home. We all know that men thrive on praise. Guess what? This is another respect in which women are no different.