i'm amazed at how many women comment on their home-inept hubbies.
i know, i know, you love them for all of their other great qualities, but i hear these complaints so often that it can't be an absolute truth, but rather a perceived thing.
to be fair, taking care of kids is far more tediously difficult than a 9 to 5 (hmmm, or in many cases 5am to 7pm, including the commute) office job. but staying home with your own children is much more fun and far more immediately rewarding, so i don't know why anyone complains. even when the kids are sick or are misbehaving, you're work is critically important to the things you value in your life the most, unlike a stupid job.
the grass may not be any greener at home than at work, but at least it's your
lawn that you're taking care of, ya know?
i think it is becoming a thing of the past, though. since people are getting married later in life, guys are not leaving their mamas to go directly into a home with a wife to care for them, so they're forced to learn to cook and clean. or live in a sty.
try to get a second date with the woman of your dreams, after she sees what a slob you are.
i work 50+ hours every week, do all of the yard work and any heavy or "technical" things (anything requiring a tool) around the house, cook about a quarter or more of our dinners and get take out another night or 2, help with the laundry, clean half of the house, and do more than half of the food and essentials shopping, and my wife has the same complaint. that i don't know how hard she has it.
i wish we could trade places one day.
i would love to be a mr. mom.