Most Egyptian men are brought up to get married, go out to work, and provide money for the wife to manage the rest…Period! Egyptian women are also brought up to get married, cook, clean, be a mom…Period! In our modern days I mean really, what is sexier than having a helping man around the house? A man who can gladly cook you a divine dinner, or effortlessly have a neat cupboard, or automatically throws out the trash without you asking him to.
Mothers are the number one effect on what kind of men their sons turn out to be. Here are 5 good reasons to get your son involved in your everyday house chores:
A Tummy Pleaser:
Who lives without food? Good food? Food just always brings people together, it is a social amplifier, it is always the second or third topic during any social gathering. When a lady meets a man who doesn’t talk about how much he loves his mom’s Macarona Béchamel and instead speaks about how she inspired him in the kitchen and how he makes the best steak, that is an attention-hook. When a woman finds herself challenged in the most area she is “Typically” known for being best at; she accepts the challenge. Let him cook, explore and mess up the kitchen, you will wish you were one of those women he will be meeting and feeding!
“Mothers are the number one effect on what kind of men their sons turn out to be.”
A Natural Host:
Why is it always the responsibility of the woman to host people, and be responsible for the food being served, directing home helpers on what to do, arranging the house and make sure everyone’s happy? Invite people over regularly, let him pick people he would like to invite, let him flip the house around and decide on how to display the deformed food he made, ask him to offer people drinks and say food is served. Men who smoothly maneuver around their home helping their partner rather than stressing her out with many questions on where everything is, are way more lovable and bearable.
Egyptian men are brought up to give their wives “Masroof el Beit” and she must manage herself with that amount. Teach your son to save money in two different piggy banks; One for when he wants a new toy and one for home budgeting. Make him feel responsible for paying the little things around the house that grown up men usually never even notice. As far as they are concerned; those little things just miraculously happen to be in the house whenever they need them. Let him join you or run down to the supermarket to buy the missing eggs and bread; when he’s married he’ll be getting his bum off that couch to help out.
“The more you get your son alternating between chores at home the more he will be involved in many different areas of the house, and therefore more independent inside the house.”
Compassion, Sharing and Caring:
If you have other kids or pets or even plants at home; get him responsible. Have him provide the food/water, learn to deal with emergencies like joining you on doctor/vet visits, creating schedules for medications/watering the plants. He will grow into a man who knows how to handle his partner when she’s not feeling well or needs help, he will naturally feel that he must be with her during those times and it’s not really an option not to be, he will have a built-in character of keeping track of what needs to be done.
The more you get your son alternating between chores at home the more he will be involved in many different areas of the house, and therefore more independent inside the house. If he gets to do a bit of everything then he learns two things, one is to align with you (or his partner) about where and how everything goes, and two is to not fully depend on your presence (or call his partner every 3 minutes asking where to find the soup plates or the shoe mitt).
Moms you will be sparing future women a whole lot of stress, anguish and torture!