Yesterday after a family trip to the park, we all (all 7 of us) stopped by the grocery store. We rarely go shopping as a gang anymore but almost every time that we do my husband hears little unfunny jokes about being under siege by all of these women, drowning in estrogen etc. Every husband we know who has lots of daughters is familiar with the spiel.
Anyway, as this guy struck up a conversation with my husband, he went on about how he has just 3 daughters and that he learned early that the key to survival is “Yes Dear”. He went on for a few minutes. Finally he said something to the effect of, “I’m sure you figured out a long time ago that she’s the boss.” My eyes got wide and I waited. My husband smiled and said, “I don’t think so. We both know who wears the pants in my house, and as you see, she’s in a skirt.”
This man, clearly shocked looked at me, waiting for some sign of disapproval and I just smiled and said, “It was nice talking to you” and walked on to the produce aisle. Normally my husband would just smile politely at those kind of comments but this guy was over the top.
Is this what it has come to? Do most men really subscribe to the ‘she’s the boss’ mentality to the point that they’re not even embarrassed to admit that they’re henpecked?