Archive for May, 2008

Can a Father Babysit His Own Kids?

Friday, May 30th, 2008

Question: Can a husband call it "babysitting" when he's watching his own children? Give us your take in the comments. Related post: Marriage Advice--When Your Wife Says You Won't be in Trouble

Get Wife’s Permission Before Inviting Your Mom to The Birth of Your Child

Wednesday, May 28th, 2008

Lesson 23: Witnessing the Miracle Some people think the birthing of a child is the most beautiful experience one can have. In fact, I remember seeing a movie in high school entitled The Miracle of Birth. Despite the buzz around a birth, I have never been excited to be there for ...

Quick Tip: Accidentally Speed Dial Friends and Family for Your Wife

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

This month is Road Trip Survival Month. The Donkey provides tips on how to survive a long car trip with your wife. Sorry, Speed Dial On a long trip, all your wife will want to do it blab blab blab. Why not turn that blabbing on to someone else? Your wife ...

1939 Marital Rating Scale–Wife and Husband Charts by George W. Crane

Friday, May 16th, 2008

"Blueprint for Happiness" And you thought The Donkey was bad. Remember the Wife Performance Appraisal and the Housewife Job Description he published? Well, that was nothing compared to the Marital Rating Scale circulating around the internet during the last few days. Back in the 1930s, Dr. George W. Crane ...

Marriage: A Blessing and a Curse

Wednesday, May 14th, 2008

Debilitated Donkey My wife loves watching The Amazing Race and says we should be on it. I have seen several episodes over the years and I must say that I agree. I'm sure it would be entertaining to watch, but I really think we would be a good team. She has ...

Mother’s Day Wrap-Up

Tuesday, May 13th, 2008

I'm in California on another "vacation" (business trip). My wife is too tired tonight to read through the post and has authorized me to post whatever I want. She suggested summing up Mother's Day. I was hoping to do something controversial, but decided to use a little discretion. Someone at work ...

Is It OK To Be Preened By Your Spouse?

Friday, May 9th, 2008

Here's a chance for YOU to give the advice. Question: What amount of preening (popping zits, plucking hairs...) is acceptable between spouses? Share your thoughts in the comments.

Early Morning Mother’s Day Surprise May Disappoint

Wednesday, May 7th, 2008

Lesson 22: Cold Reception for Cold Cereal It's that time of year again where men everywhere cringe because they have no idea how to celebrate Mother's Day or what kinds of niceties would acknowledge the work mothers do. Roses? Candy? Cleaning the house? A nice letter? When we first got married ...

Guest Post: Travel with a Couple to Learn More Than You Wanted to Know

Monday, May 5th, 2008

Donkey Details What would it be like to travel with The Donkey and The Wife? A couple brave friends of ours decided to find out, and now they're sharing what they learned... -- We had the privilege (yes, privilege) of spending almost 4 days with The Donkey and The Wife as we traveled ...

Quick Tip: A Vampire Book Could Save Your Life

Friday, May 2nd, 2008

Before I dive into our post, I want to let you know that we have a guest post out today on another marriage site entitled A Good Husband. A Good Husband writes articles about marriage advice for men. Check out his site. Books Can Be Useful During our recent trip my wife ...