Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Off to work

A businesswoman kissing her househusband goodbye.

19 comments:

  1. Another great pic -that'll set him up for another day's household chores

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  2. He looks a bit too ladylike to do many chores. Maybe he persuaded his wife to hire him a boy maid to do the heavier housework.

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  3. Vesta, no doubt that you are a gifted artist and complete writer! Yours "Kissing the husband" is an example of that (including the "speaking" expressions). Now it's time to exploit you almost unique skill writing a novel (like "Home Truths") commented by your own pictures. I know, it will be a big work, but trust me, it will be worthwile! best wishes

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  4. Enfin, voilà ce que j'appelle l'avenir, et oui Messieurs voilà ce qui vous attends, jupons et tâches ménagéres enfin nous les femmes on va pouvoir vivre
    Merci jamie

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  5. Trés trés belle image, mais j'aurai préféré que l'homme garde un visage d'homme, et que la femme garde une coiffure defemme, afin de voir vraiment que c'est l'homme qui est destinée aux tâches ménagéres alors que la femme lui est réservée des fonctions importantes
    Merci quand même, à quand des images de la vie courante ou l'on verrai la femme partir pour la chasse par exemple et le mari terminer son repassage avec une ribanbelle de gosses dans ses jupes

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    1. If you think the male in the picture doesn't have a man's face then this is a failure of execution, not intention.

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    2. Part IV: Married Life

      It was a few years since Louise had graduated from medical school and had started climbing up the professional ladder. The hours were long as a hospital doctor and she soon realized why, in the past, when men had made up the bulk of the medical profession, they had usually had a wife at home to look after them. She hoped to be promoted to being a consultant soon and her long hourse mean that she never seemed to have time to do such simple things as the laundry or the shopping. She and Mark had being going out for few years now, ever since she had been a student. He was still a secretary and was thinking of applying for a job as a PA at his firm. Louise, however, had other ideas. One night, she took him out to their favourite restaurant and had produced a wedding ring, making a proposal of marriage to him. She suggested that once they were married, they should move in together and that he should be responsible for the housework. Her job was well paid - particularly with the overtime she was expected to do - and she could afford to support the two of them. She had always been the more assertive and dominant of the two of them and this became even more apparent once Mark was financially dependent on her. Early on, there had been a bit of tension between them over who was to do what in the house but she soon made it clear that if she was to work such long hours and bring in the money, she would expect Mark to shop, cook, clean and do all the laundry, handwashing and ironing. At first she was critical of his standards, insisting he should iron her shirts for work again if she was not happy with them, but he soon improved. He seemed to long for her approval, to win her praise for his looks, or his clothes or his housework. She, in return, loved kissing him as she went off to work, knowing she would return home to a lovely meal and a spotless house. The two of them had never been happier...

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  6. I agree there must be a maid in the picture because you just don't dress like that for heavy house work. I also agree with anonymous French who says it should be obvious who is what sex and then who is what gender dong the menial chores (paraphrasing) and, most important with a Françaisse Lady who gourgeously reminds us "et oui Messieurs voilà ce qui vous attends, jupons et tâches ménagéres enfin nous les femmes on va pouvoir vivre". Merci Madamme!

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    1. I've never met anybody who has a maid. Certainly not suburban couples.

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    2. merci,pour votre message, Jamie n'a pas compris quand je parle de robe de chambre, bien souvent le matin la femme est encore en chemise de nuit et en robe de chambre, elle prépare le déjeuner et ensuite se consacre aux tâches ménagéres, ce qui attends dans l"avenir nos hommes
      Ce serai bien de voir ce genre de dessin, ou l'homme dans ses jupons embrasse sa femme qui part au travail

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  7. I think this picture could go well with a short 1 or 2 paragraph story or a few lines underneath even (such as: "take care gorgeous! Remember Jane and Eve are coming for dinner, I want to show you off so make that delicious strawberry pie we like and wear one of your hot new dresses. I think Eve wants to buy shares in our company! Remember to be very kind to her, don't speak to much, and don't mind her staring at you, after all she thinks you are gorgeous but so do I, love").

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    1. He definitely looks like a posh trophy husband. Is she pinching his bum out of view? She'll spend the whole day in meetings and crunching numbers, all the while daydreaming about her pretty househubby,and thinking about what she's going to do to him when she gets home.

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  8. Ce qui serai bien est de voir l'homme en robe de chambre et en chemise de nuit car les femmes qui restent à la maison ne s'habillent pas de suite
    ah quand cela va arriver? Quel bel avenir nous les femmes on va pouvoir enfin vivre et nos hommes à la maison seront consacres àau tâches ménagére

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  9. Jamie pourquoi ne mettez vous pas l'image qui représente la famille
    je parle de l'image ou l homme a une robe bleue et le petit garcon une robe jaune elle est super cette image

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    1. That was a repaint of an earlier picture so you can find it in the original post here: http://boysinthepink.blogspot.co.uk/2010/06/new-family.html

      I replace old pictures sometimes as my skills improve.

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  10. bel avenir, les hommes à la maison, le port du pantalon ne leur sera plus utile, les femmes elles porteront le pantalon et cela sera pas plus mal je dirai même normal un renouveau qui changera la planéte

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