It's National Housewife Day. Let's look at the definition of housewife. Some people say it's a full-time job all unto itself.

A housewife is a woman who has chosen to not work outside the home for money but rather devotes all time, energy and love into a safe and warm, clean home for her family to grow and thrive. She cooks, cleans, does dishes, laundry, childcare, shopping,, countless errands and careful money management all while supporting her family and community through community service work, volunteering and general parenting. She's commonly referred to as a stay at home mom or homemaker.

Ok, so it would appear it is a full-time occupation. My wife says I should man up and take over some of the jobs around the house. Like what I say and that was clearly the wrong response. She responded and said how about a load or two of wash, dry, and fold or how about cooking dinner. The grass has stopped growing so you should have time on your hands.

So, in an effort to man up as she says I took over the wash last weekend. That did not go well, so I'll save the gory details. Let's just say we have clothes that are colors I didn't know existed on a color wheel. On the bright side, maybe the colors are a little different but they are clean.

I figured if I could make it through washing towels then a dinner would be a snap. I told my wife don't worry I'll cook tonight, which prompted a small smile followed by her saying, make it edible Chef. I'm here to tell you the dinner looked great, not edible but hey it looked great. I have discovered if you cook chicken long enough it becomes as rubbery as a bicycle tire. I decided somewhere that a side of rice would be nice. What was I thinking? Did you know you can make rice balls about the size of golf balls and twice as hard if you work at it?

Bottom line guys if you are in a family where the female in the family works outside the home, man-up and take some of the load, just don't do the wash.