Who wears the apron in the family–Husband Stories, part 1


Nearing dinner time, my husband walked into the bedroom and discovered me wrapped in a blanket, with a book in my hands. He prudently announced that he would make dinner.

Out in the kitchen, our eight-year-old asked him, “What’s for dinner?”

He said, “Sausage.”

“How do you know? Did mom tell you?”

“No,” he lied.

“Or did you say, ‘What’s for dinner, Betsy?’ And she said, ‘Whatever you want, Dear.'”

Ah, what a Leave it to Beaver life we lead, only Mr. Cleaver does the cooking. Perfect!

June and Ward Cleaver (Barbara Billingsley and...

June and Ward Cleaver (Barbara Billingsley and Hugh Beaumont). (Photo credit: Wikipedia) “How dare you suggest my husband cook?” “Yea, I’m not crazy about that idea either!” Please note: I’m not a radical feminist. The Cleavers are wonderful.

And just as an added bonus, here’s another great quote from my three-year-old: “Watch me stick my tongue in my nose!” Fortunately, despite a mighty effort, she was not able to accomplish this feat.

Stay tuned for Husband Stories parts 2 and 3. It was an eventful weekend!

P.S. I don’t know why my posts are coming out with weird spacing. That’s not done for some sort of stylistic reason. It’s just happening on its own, and I seem to be powerless to stop it. Why wordpress? Why?!?!?!

39 responses »

  1. Love your son’s insight! They’re never far from the truth, are they? Now, if only I could get my husband to offer to make dinner…

    WordPress has been doing some weird thing in my posts lately, too. My titles come out in different sized letters, and for some text I couldn’t change font. Strange.


  2. Cooking is fun…on occasion. Sometimes we men call it “grilling” to make it more manly. Added bonus: When dad cooks, the veggies seem to be AWOL. πŸ™‚


  3. I think it would turn out fine after a few days…I noticed that whenever I’ve made a remark on the bugs I encountered in my post…the error would just go away after a day or two…(perhaps they are reading our posts?? LOL…)

    Btw, Happy October and may this month be filled with many happy memories waiting for you and your loved ones to create…

    Take care, be well and cheers!! πŸ˜€


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  5. Ahh, yes, sausage… the good ol’ “there’s nothing for dinner” default! And wow Betsy, so proud of you for publishing your book! I’ll have to pick your brain on how you went about and did that.


    • Wow, Nina. Sausage is the default in your house too? How funny. I didn’t realize that was universal! My first advice for book publishing is to check out The Writer’s Market from your local library. There’s a new issue every year, and it indexes which publishers print what sorts of books and what requirements those individual publishers have as far as submissions. It’s a great place to start. Best of luck to you. You have great stuff on your blog, so that will be a good book, I’m sure, assuming it’s based on your blog.


      • In our home its four kids and two adults, I tell them its fend for yourself day, or breakfast is whats for dinner.


      • I so love left-over night, which is rare, however, as we seldom have left-overs. Frozen pizza is also a savior! But we did have pancakes one night last week. The kids were thrilled!


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