At 28 years old, I just started a new tank of Sea Monkeys. Not for my kids, oooooh no. These are all for me. I had a tank of them as a kid and somehow or another they disappeared, probably into the peach shag carpeting in my room. So now I am reliving my childhood with a fresh batch of little swimmy things. I know it’s dorky, but I truly love them. They are the coolest pets for people like me- they swim like fish but even if you forget to feed them for a few days you won’t find them belly up in the tank later on. Feed them twice a week, never have to clean the tank…Really, I wish my kids were so low-maintenance!
In thinking of this, I was reminded of something Dr. Laura likes to say, about how men are really simple creatures at heart. According to her, all men truly want is for their women to feed them, give them sex, and adore them. Yes, they want other things also, but like women need friendships and cute shoes, these are the said to be the basic things men need out of their marriages.
So what do you guys think? Is this completely over-simplifying men’s needs, or are men truly simple creatures, and it’s us women who over-complicate things? Are men the new Seamonkeys? Do they just need to be fed, laid, and given a little fussing over? Do you do these things for your spouse?
Any dad bloggers care to weigh in?