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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Men Fix Things and Women Cook

Little Boy was 3. I had just discovered the pleasures of broadband internet connection and was foraging deep into cyberspace for news, gossip and interesting facts. I wasn't paying him much mind but somehow as he talked and played, something he said caught my attention.

"Men fix things and women cook" he commented.

"What? What did you say my love?" I looked under the table where he was playing.

"Men fix things and women cook" he told me. He then crawled out from under the table with his model airplane and went zoom-zoom-zoom around the study room.

When The Husband came home, I complained. "Your son is an MCP. He thinks that men fix things and women cook. Won't you please go and explain some important things about gender equality?" The Husband found it funny. I did not. Nonetheless, The Husband took up the challenge quite readily.

The Husband: Son, it is not true that men fix things and women cook.

Little Boy: Why? You fix things and Mommy cooks.

The Husband: Yes... that is true. But some men can cook very well.

Little Boy (looking sceptical): But you can't cook.

The Husband: I can't cook but there are many men who can.

Little Boy: Who?

The Husband: Errrrr... Men you don't know, but I know them.

Little Boy (looking sceptical): Is it?

The Husband: Errrrr... yes... But anyway, not all women can cook. Your sister can't cook.

Little Boy: She is not a woman. She is a girl. Zoom-zoom-zoom-zooooooom!

The Husband and I looked at each other. We decided that it was time to teach Little Boy to cook. So, the next day, I baked a cake with Little Boy. Hopefully, when he grows up, he will realize that as a man, he can cook.

10 comments:

Open Kitchen Concept said...

Oh.. next time you can tell him.. Auntie OKC's husband cook better but Auntie OKC fix things. I'm the "Bob-The-Builder" at home! :)

petunialee said...

OKC - I am gonna go tell him now!

Wen-ai said...

Will be best if men fix things AND ALSO COOK! Haha...

petunialee said...

Wen-Ai: ROFL.

daelight said...

er, a bit digressing, but i catch cockroaches while my brother screams?

on the other hand, he can cook better than me =p

petunialee said...

Daelight: *Gulp* The cockroaches, I mean.

Blur Ting said...

And Aunty Ting cooks and fixs things!

petunialee said...

Ting - And does both well too! Plus earn a good living and bring up 2 upright and useful citizens.

Lrong said...

Greetings from Japan... thanks for dropping by my blog to offer words of condolences on the tsunami...
here in our household, the man is fixing things while the lady is cooking... for now, that is...

edith said...

This is really cute. The best cooks are all men ironically.