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And I admit, he got me dead on ya'll. Nothing I like better than trying a new recipe, making 10 million dishes and then going outside to play. LOL

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Just realized his language is rather foul. Hope that doesn't offend or get this banned. :P
 
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He, he, he...that is me. I seldom cook, but when I do, it is a full on, five course meal with garnish and everything!

But holy cow are there some dishes. I do not cook enough to be efficient, so I have a ton of dishes for Katie to wash when I am done! Like I will start to use a mixing bowl, then realize it is too small, and use another, or maybe even move to a bigger one, so when I am done, there is 3 times more dirty dishes than what was really required.

And of course with a 5 course meal in my belly, well afterwards I need to take a nap. That must be fun for her, loading the dishwasher while the guy that made the mess is sleeping the afternoon away. Katie NEVER swears, but I do bet the F-Bomb is on her mind at those times.
 
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But I do not want people to think I am a jerk either. I have used cooking to keep our marriage strong too.

Quite a few times I have drawn a nice warm bath for Katie, and while I am cooking dinner (without the kids home) she can soak in the tub. I will put fresh strawberries or raspberries in a little bowl for her to nibble on, along with whatever book she is reading at the time, and a glass of wine. I have even given her a nice back or foot rub too. All the while a towel is being warmed in the dryer so that when she is done, she will have a warm towel to dry off, and wrap up in. Of course when she is done, she lets me know so she does not have to get said warmed towel, that way she is not cold when she steps out of the bath.

Then I will have previously written her a nice love letter, telling her how much I love her. While she is reading this, I am cooking her five course meal...all from scratch...and I admit, to add a sense of chivalry and eye candy...well...okay I will just say it...I will cook the meal for her completely nude. Katie likes that, and she has done the same for me many times as well.

Then we have a great meal!

But I got to warn everyone, this kind of stuff leads to certain activities after the meal that leads to having babies! :-)

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elle sagenev wrote:Just realized his language is rather foul. Hope that doesn't offend or get this banned. :P



Ha! This is permies! It is a place that befuddles many a newcomer, as we have one rule, "Be Nice" and Paul loves foul language. Many think, "What? Why's a site all about being nice so full of swear words?"

I've come to see that people can be nice with many types of words. I've seen cruel and rude people who's words are clean-cut, and the nicest posts that happen to be full of "foul" words. It's all about the intention, and your husband made a funny comic with good intention. No worries there!

See: The F-Word
 
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An old couple told me in every successful relationship there is a diamond and a setting. Each incomplete without the other. There’s a certain amount of truth to that. But sometimes it creates some odd couples...
 
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Travis Johnson wrote:He, he, he...that is me. I seldom cook, but when I do, it is a full on, five course meal with garnish and everything!

But holy cow are there some dishes. I do not cook enough to be efficient, so I have a ton of dishes for Katie to wash when I am done! Like I will start to use a mixing bowl, then realize it is too small, and use another, or maybe even move to a bigger one, so when I am done, there is 3 times more dirty dishes than what was really required.

And of course with a 5 course meal in my belly, well afterwards I need to take a nap. That must be fun for her, loading the dishwasher while the guy that made the mess is sleeping the afternoon away. Katie NEVER swears, but I do bet the F-Bomb is on her mind at those times.



When hubs and I both worked the agreement was I would cook and he would do dishes. Worked brilliantly. Still does. Haha! He does a lot more cooking now and I do more dishes but I love testing recipes with the kids and we make massive messes
 
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elle sagenev wrote:

Travis Johnson wrote:He, he, he...that is me. I seldom cook, but when I do, it is a full on, five course meal with garnish and everything!

But holy cow are there some dishes. I do not cook enough to be efficient, so I have a ton of dishes for Katie to wash when I am done! Like I will start to use a mixing bowl, then realize it is too small, and use another, or maybe even move to a bigger one, so when I am done, there is 3 times more dirty dishes than what was really required.

And of course with a 5 course meal in my belly, well afterwards I need to take a nap. That must be fun for her, loading the dishwasher while the guy that made the mess is sleeping the afternoon away. Katie NEVER swears, but I do bet the F-Bomb is on her mind at those times.



When hubs and I both worked the agreement was I would cook and he would do dishes. Worked brilliantly. Still does. Haha! He does a lot more cooking now and I do more dishes but I love testing recipes with the kids and we make massive messes



Katie and I certainly have a lot to work out in the next few months as we readjust our whole family dynamics again. Against my wishes, Katie is going back into nursing, and has got a education grant to get training, and most likely will be hired right out of school. For us, we have got used to her being home, and in fact for the kids, both sets of parents have been home, but now with my health, I will be a stay-at-home-father, and she will work outside the home. Not only that, but due to a lack of seniority, most likely working 2nd or 3rd shift with strange weekends. How the cooking, cleaning, and child care needs will all get sorted out will be interesting.


 
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My husband works night shift at the local hospital. I find it a lot easier to work with than evening--or even day--shift would be. Day shift starts at like 5:00am, so he'd be leaving around 4:15am....way before the kids are getting up for school, and he'd be conking out before the kids go to sleep, so there'd be no help for dinner, bedtime, or even morning routines.

With his night shift, he's home before 8:00am, and goes to sleep at around 10:00am, and wakes up in time to help with dinner. Then he leaves for work at 8:00pm. Basically, he sleeps when most people works, and works when most people sleep. It's perfectly reversed. AND the pay is much better ($3 more an hour), allowing us to have me home all day with the kids.
 
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Nicole Alderman wrote:My husband works night shift at the local hospital. I find it a lot easier to work with than evening--or even day--shift would be. Day shift starts at like 5:00am, so he'd be leaving around 4:15am....way before the kids are getting up for school, and he'd be conking out before the kids go to sleep, so there'd be no help for dinner, bedtime, or even morning routines.

With his night shift, he's home before 8:00am, and goes to sleep at around 10:00am, and wakes up in time to help with dinner. Then he leaves for work at 8:00pm. Basically, he sleeps when most people works, and works when most people sleep. It's perfectly reversed. AND the pay is much better ($3 more an hour), allowing us to have me home all day with the kids.



I have always worked jobs that were 24/7/365 so I have worked every shift there is.

Third shift is nice because the pay is always the best, but I was always a zombie because I was never sleeping great, and constantly napping it seemed. Second shift was great for sleeping, but you miss out on the kids school plays, concerts, and stuff. My best shift ever was weekend shift, (3) 12 hour shifts Friday through Sunday and get paid for 40 hours. That is 208 paid hours per year simply for working the weekend. That was a sweet deal.

You could really make out well if you played your shifts and work right. At the shipyard I got $2.50 more for working third shift, then i was a First Class welder so I got $1 more per hour for that, then since I worked on the missle silos which was all x-ray work, so I got an extra $1 for that, and since we had to grind our welds to fix them, (welders do not grind, shipfitters do) so we got 50 cents more per hour for that. So I was making $5 more per hour than most welders there, just because of what I was welding and when. My normal pay was arround 55 cents a minute, and overtime was over a dollar a minute, and holiday pay would mean over $1.50 a minute. And there is a lot of minutes in a year if you took all the overtime we were allowed.

I kind of laugh because my kids have some of the same teachers I had in High School 25 years ago. This one teacher said I was stupid for not going to college, but she did, and she is still working. I retired at 42 with a High School education. It has to be understood that I had some humbling experiences over the years, but that is just how life works, you put the work in up front, and reap the benefits later. When I hear of kids going into blue collar trades today, I smile because they will do well in life.
 
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