The inspiration for this rhyme came from a Facebook posting by Mark Miller. The names and some locations have been changed to protect the innocent.
Charlie married a woman from up near Milwaukee
and said it was rough at the start.
He told her job was to clean and to cook
but she didn’t take it to heart… at first.
Then on the third day when Charlie came home
he noticed a remarkable change.
The house had been cleaned, the dishes were washed
and his dinner was hot on the range.
Chester married a woman from up near New Jersey
He says that his wife’s a blond beauty
but he had to keep telling her time and again
that cooking and cleaning’s her duty.
It didn’t sink in till about the third day
when their lives went from shambles to stable.
The house had been cleaned, the windows were washed
and dinner was there on the table.
Bob married a woman from somewhere near Dallas
and told her what all he expected.
Like cooking and cleaning and mowing the lawn
and to make sure he wasn’t neglected.
The first day he didn’t see anything
He saw nothing the day after that
By the third day the swelling subsided.
Now he has his home duties down pat.
Jeff Hildebrandt © Jan. 30, 2013