Our 25 year old son invited us around for morning tea on Sunday - a hot pot of tea was waiting plus this delicious apple pie which he had made. We sat in his sunny living room eating apple pie (covered in cream), sipping tea and chatting. This is why you need to teach your sons to cook, the kitchen isn't just for women! They make their mothers happy and most certainly make their wives very happy which leads to stronger marriages!
As you would already know, I am all for husbands getting involved in household activities, especially when the wife is also busy (and aren't we all). My husband helps out and only yesterday he did the dusting for me whilst I was at the grocery store. He usually does the vacuum cleaning every day and that is such a help which I really appreciate. I am not one of these wives that complain that my husband doesn't do anything around the house, as he does.
On Saturday my son surprised his wife with a new rug and lamp (both really nice) for their family room - she loved it. Now we are plotting to buy an arm chair and ottoman for her birthday so she has a special place for reading. Decorating a home isn't just the domain of the wife, men should be involved as they also live in the house and need to enjoy the surroundings too. It isn't unmanly to teach your sons these skills - they are skills their wives will love you for down the track. It also means that when you son and his wife go shopping for household items, he will enjoy himself rather than just standing there getting bored.
And my son's words of wisdom for this week: if you get cold, don't turn up the heating . . . put on a jumper. I told him he was turning into his grandfather, those words could have come from my dad!!