I know I am going to be so in trouble for this one, but I just had to. A long time ago, I mean a LOOOOOOONG time ago, I was a part of a forum that had this discussion and it turned into about an 8 page discussion on why or why not a mom gets the dinner ready for everyone.
In my home, I cook 99.99999% of the food. By choice. When I don’t want to cook, we go out. Which is becoming increasingly part of our routine each week, I have to stop that. Growing up, my stepmom always made every ones plate. She cooked, made up the plates, dad got the drinks, kids set the table.
I also plate every ones food. I make my DHs and my daughters first so hers can cool down. I also like to arrange food so it looks ‘pretty’ on the plate. I then make mine and we all sit down. My Dh takes care of getting the table ready and the drinks for everyone. I have never thought twice about this arrangement in my life.
But some women said they would NEVER fix their Dhs plate…it was like the 1950′s domination in a house. (I assure you that I am far from someone that can be dominated.) In fact, I feel sorry for my Dh most days because I am so aggressive. But something about making up every ones plates after I make up dinner makes me happy. Plus, its practical. Im standing right there. And oh, yes, I do give him the ‘big piece of chicken’. Btw, I work just as much, if not more some days, then my DH, so our roles are pretty equal in our home.