Joshua Coleman, a San Francisco-area psychologist and author of "The Lazy Husband: How to Get Men to Do More Parenting and Housework," said equitable sharing of housework can lead to a happier marriage and more frequent sex.
"If a guy does housework, it looks to the woman like he really cares about her — he's not treating her like a servant," said Coleman, who is affiliated with the Council on Contemporary Families. "And if a woman feels stressed out because the house is a mess and the guy's sitting on the couch while she's vacuuming, that's not going to put her in the mood."
The article goes on to show that men are starting to share in more of the household chores than in the past. I guess they're becoming tired of listening to their wives complain, so they've bit the bullet and finally allowed themselves to become acquainted with a dish towel and a vacuum.
I've mentioned in the past that Mr. FtK isn't exactly a pro at housework, and it takes a bit of prodding to get him to chip in, but he is certainly an excellent cook. It must be his artistic side that aids in his gift to throw together a tasty meal. Me? I have to whip out the cookbook and stick to a recipe, but he can have a meal at a restaurant and the next week decide to make the same thing himself. He just throws everything together and it turns out great!
Now, when I catch him helping with the household chores without being coaxed to do so, it's true that he's probably going to be a very lucky boy in regard to sexual favors.
I think he's finally catching on to that...
Oh, and here's a picture of my boys when they were quite a bit younger. They were trying to get in touch with their feminine side. My Mom bought them a tea set...check out what they're wearing to their tea party....lol. I think they had just come back from one of their first hunting trips.