I didn't feel well and spent almost the whole day in bed. He took care of the kids, and me.
In fact, at one point, I got up and he said "What do you need, honey? I'll get it for you." And I said, "I have to pee." I really think he would have done that for me, if he could, bless his heart.
Anyway. When I did get up, I was fortunate enough to catch the episode of 16 & Pregnant featuring Chelsea and
Asswipe Adam. Chelsea and Adam got pregnant while they were juniors in high school. I emphasize "and Adam" not to be cutesie, but to stress that it takes two, and she did not get pregnant alone. However, she did pretty much everything else on her own. He even made a point to remind her that, while she couldn't do the typical things that high school seniors do, he could still do whatever he wanted. Ha, ha, ha.
Adam made a bad impression on me early on, calling his pregnant girlfriend "dumb" and "stupid" and never really being around. He did manage to arrive for the 5 week premature delivery of his daughter, but when she finally came home from the hospital, he was too busy to be there. Also, when his 5 week old preemie infant had RSV and had to go to the doctor in the snow, he was, again, too busy. He was either hunting or working on his car.
So, when the girlfriend finally called him on some of this, he blew up (via text message) and called her a "fat stretch mark bitch", and told her to get the papers drawn up so that he could "sign off on that mistake".
Did you catch that?
He called the mother of his baby a "fat stretch mark bitch", and called his daughter a "mistake".
I can repeat that again if you want, because hours later, it's still running through my head.
I wanted to jump through the screen and ring his neck! If that were my son - who is a senior in high school himself right now - I would NOT permit him to act that way. First of all, I firmly believe that he would never even think of acting that way in a million years. Young or not, if he became a father, I believe he would step up to the plate. He has not been raised to be an irresponsible little prick. But IF he did lose his mind and behave that way, I would absolutely lose my SHIT on him!
Then, my son was telling me about an adult couple he knows. The mom is not working right now, and the dad is, frankly, a male chauvinist pig. Mom didn't have dinner started at 4pm today. The horror! So Dad informed the kids ("jokingly") that they were going to get a new mom, who had a job and who would cook their dinner on time.
As if anyone else would put up with his sorry ass! He also told the Mom that she WOULD have a job by next week. Period.
So I looked at my husband and said, "Well honey, I am not working right now, and I didn't cook dinner at all - in fact, I have been in bed all day. So when is your new wife coming? Oh wait, I forgot - YOU are not a douchebag!"
How, and why, are men still being raised this way in this day and time, in America? Why do they walk upright?? And why are women still putting up with this crap?
Why aren't boys being raised to treat women with respect, and be responsible for their own actions?
Not only is it wrong to treat women like crap, but it's STUPID. It's a lesson my husband apparently figured out early in life, or at least shortly before meeting me. If you treat a woman well, she will reward you. Your life will be good. If you take care of her and worship her like the Goddess she is, you will be treated very well. Usually, in the kitchen and/or bedroom. I'm just saying.
If you treat a woman badly, what motivation does she have for making you happy? This generally translates to no nookie, and no cookie. Your life will pretty much suck.
You get what you give. And women, if we put up with being treated badly by men, we're just allowing it to perpetuate. Stand up, and teach your boys how to be men! You will be doing them a favor.