Do men lose their masculinity by performing traditionally feminine tasks?
I have to say that my own experience has taught me that the following things are extremely sexy when performed by men:
1. Cooking. Regardless of the taste of the final product, a man dancing around the kitchen in his socks is extremely endearing.
2. Making the bed: It’s a bed, enough said.
3. Doing the laundry: Maybe because it brings out the pre-relationship sexy-single man in him… maybe it’s the fact that he surely did ALL OF HIS LAUNDRY at once and was forced to fold it in his skivvies.
Yet, the "traditional VS modern" Chrissie struggles with the idea of seeing her Househusband do the following:
1. Scrubbing the toilet: Not that women should necessarily be the ones to do it either, but I can just picture the guy whimpering the whole time about how “gross” it is. Whimpering is never sexy.
2. Holding a puking baby over his shoulder, looking frazzled and saying, “Please take him, I’ve so much else to do I’m having a hot flash.”
3. Sewing his own buttons. Now, I’m not much of a seamstress, but needles and threads bring to mind images of Grandma, not Mr. Masculine.
So what’s the answer to this modern question...
Do men become emasculated by a "Househusband" status?
Maybe there’s something to be said for waiting for Mr. Right to bring home the bacon rather than fry it himself…