Wednesday, December 3, 2008

If Women Ruled the World

"Women really do rule the world. They just haven't figured it out yet. When they do, and they will, we're all in big big trouble." ~ 'Doctor Leon',

Since we have nothing in the pantry besides canned pineapple and dog treats, J and I decided we would hit up the grocery store before dinner. We never quite made it -- instead of veering left for the store, we were distracted by the pink glow of Taco Cabana across the street.

While stuffing our faces with chips and queso, we started chatting about babies and such. J's cousin had called me last night to excitedly exclaim that she was pregnant (her second) and wonder if we'd started trying yet.* In J's family, there are five kids under the age of four -- only one is a boy. Which means holidays are spent listening to the oldest shouting Taylor Swift in between screams over who gets to play with the
Dora doll.

J's really hoping that she has a boy. "Could you imagine another girl?" he said in between mouthfuls of taco. "You girls are going to take over the world."

"Would that be soo bad?" I said jokingly.

"Are you kidding?" he shuddered. "If women ruled the world, nothing would get done and everything would smell pretty."

I had to think about that for a minute. When J does a load of dishes, I get every single detail including the when and how, complete with sound effects. But when I do a load of laundry, I just do it. For all J knows, the clean undies made it from the floor to the washing machine, to the dryer and then magically into the drawer by themselves.

So, is it less that women won't get anything done and more that we don't complain as much as men, therefore it seems like we don't get as much accomplished?

*That would be a big, fat N-O.


Kitty Cat said...

I totally get what you mean about guys complaining about work and doing it! My husband complains about his workload every day, but when I do something, I just do it. Even if I'm busy. I think the world would be more peaceful and priorities would be straight if we ruled. And yes, things would smell nice!

J said...

I totally agree - My boyfriend always complains when he is doing some sort of chore - I always know when he is doing laundry. But no one would ever know that i do the dishes or empty the dishwasher unless they saw me do it!!

KayakNej said...

Everything smelling nice sounds wonderful. What is his problem with that?? :-) :-) :-)

My hubby made the mistake of saying I do nothing around the house once. Once was all it took.

I figured if I was going to get blamed for it, I'd better get in gear!

I did nothing for laundry, no dishes, no dusting, no vacuuming...the works.

He finally caved and said he took it back. I continued with doing nothing for another week...just to make my point all that more clear. (hehe)