I've never made a secret of the fact that I think far too many women have unrealistic, completely irrational expectations for their men and make themselves and their men miserable in the process. Men are far from perfect, but in these politically correct times we don't often hear about women's imperfections. Let's face it, we're all sinners in need of grace, are we not?
Three or four years ago there was an email circulating about a men's survivor series where the men had to do all the things that Moms do or be voted off the island and like most of you, I read it and laughed. And then it irritated me, because Dads do a great deal for their children, many times they are literally unsung heros, and if a man wrote a similar email about Moms he'd be voted, well, off the island.
So I wrote one myself. To this day, even when I wasn't blogging, it remains the most read item I've ever written. So here's a blurb and a link:
Six married women will be dropped on an island with a car and 4 kids each for 6 weeks.
Each woman will be required to change the oil, replace the spark plugs, and fix two flats on the vehicle during the 6 weeks. The women will also need to call a mechanic, explain in terms understandable to the mechanic the problem, and discuss possible solutions. She’ll need to drop the car off, pick it up, and have an intelligent discussion with said mechanic. Mechanics vote the first woman off the island.
There is no grocery store. The women must stalk and kill wild game, gut it, skin it, and cook it over a camp fire built with wood they’ve gathered with their own two hands.
Each woman must take care of her 4 kids, erect a shelter using tree limbs, insist the kids help as part of an extra credit school project, correct children’s unrealistic attitudes, teach the boys how to deal with a bully, explain to the girls about men, and barter with another woman to enhance her home or life with no tangible goods exchanged.
Each woman will have to fix a toilet with duct tape, a butter knife, and plumber’s putty & do it while a man pisses, moans, and threatens to move in with his mother in the process.