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1/17/10 5:02 P

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That is the key - finding what works for you as partners.

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1/17/10 2:31 P

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Great system, in my opinion! It obviously works for you and your dh.

Whenever we have guests, which is usually on the weekend, my dh sets the table, gets out all the 'fancy company dishes', clears up, does dishes. I just have to cook. Half the time, he does half the cooking as well.

Regular work days, I get home much much earlier, so I cook. I do dishes as well, but he has to take care of other things, so it's a fair shake for us.

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1/17/10 1:05 P

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After we had been married several years, my mom came to visit. (Yes, she had done it before this time too.) Anyway after dinner my husband got up and started clearing the table and cleaning up. She said it set her back a bit, but then she realized that I was working too. I shop and cook; he does dishes. That's been our roles, since we were married. Other than times when I wasn't working. I don't know why she was so surprised my dad did most of the cooking until I was old enough and took over. emoticon

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1/16/10 11:20 P

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Well parried on your wife's part! (I assume 'Vic' is your wife's name)

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1/16/10 10:05 P

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Shortly after we were married, my MIL visited our apartment and bought us a vacuum. In all fairness, we didn't HAVE a vacuum, but I think some comments were made to my wife that she didn't appreciate.

A couple of weeks later, on my MIL's birthday, Vic bought her a hardback copy of "How to make friends and influence people." All wrapped up and with a big bow on it!

It's been a (mostly) friendly war, ever since.

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1/16/10 12:46 A

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Oh, for sure. It was a good idea to give it to him now.

cj

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1/14/10 10:14 P

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I made a cookbook for my son that I gave him when he moved into his first apartment. I copied down family recipes, recipes that had been handed down and recipes that I made that he liked. I just bought a blank book, numbered all the pages, divided it into sections, added a table of Contents and Index, and wrote in recipes. He uses it and I never have to worry about not having a recipe when I go to visit. I decide not to wait to give it as a wedding gift, plus I wasn't sure how a new wife would take it.



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1/14/10 8:09 P

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Thanks for sharing the review, Perry.

Sam - I do that too! I bought three copies of the cookbook that I use the most and will give one to each of my children when they move out.

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1/14/10 7:07 P

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Looking back over the book I don't see anything that would make it "dated" in the next several years.

Unless they come up with some new way of havin' babies, I think that this book would still be a great resource, lol!

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1/14/10 6:33 P

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How well do you think this book will age? My son is 25, not yet married. I've been known to buy things and set them aside. Would this book be worth doing that?

Thanks, Sam

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1/14/10 12:08 P

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Heyya Sparkers,

I read plenty of parenting and fatherhood books when my wife and I were pregnant. Our daughter is now almost three and, having just finished "I'm Going to Be a Dad: Now What?" I can't think of a question I've had in the last three years that the author doesn't answer somewhere in the book.

Craig Baird writes in a conversational, straight forward manner, brilliantly balancing humor and plain-spoken facts for a finished guidebook that is informative (but not scary) and thoughtful (but not touchy-feely.)

This book is a step-by-step blueprint for any guys asking, “Now what?”

As the author says, "Fatherhood is a gift handed to us from God." I would add that "I'm Going to Be a Dad: Now What?" is a great guidebook for any father preparing to accept that gift.

Read the full book review here: tinyurl.com/yg7auk2

Thanks again,

-Perry

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