Don't know if any of you caught last night's 60 Minutes, which featured a lengthy Steve Kroft interview with Barack and Michelle Obama. It was a hoot. The spouse and I especially enjoyed watching the husband-and-wife dynamics on display, particularly on the subject of household chores.
Taken from the transcript:
Kroft: You told me that when you went off to Washington and made the decision to live there and when you came back to Chicago you had certain chores that you had to perform. You had to wash the dishes and make your bed.
Mr. Obama: Yeah.
Kroft: Are you free now on that front?
Mr. Obama: Well, I…Kroft: Certainly there’s gonna be somebody else to wash the dishes and make your bed.
Michelle Obama: Yes.
Mr. Obama: Though sometimes it’s soothing to wash the dishes.
Michelle Obama: You? Since when was it ever soothing for you to wash the dishes?
Yeah, I find doing the dishes very soothing, too. How about you, ladies? (Must be all that Palmolive.)
Btw, my sister-in-law used to have a sign in her kitchen that read "No man was ever shot while doing the dishes." Unfortunately, it broke. And my brother-in-law hasn't done the dishes since. (Just kidding!) But seriously, Michelle may want to invest in one of these little aprons for Barack.