Friday, October 9, 2009

Hot Men Do Housework

Why is it newsworthy when a man does housework?

Nearly every day, there seems to be an article profiling yet another hunky Hollywood star who -- gasps -- helps out around the house.

Most recently, Clive Owen, bragged about his housekeeping skills.

"I do my fair bit of chores," says Owen, who has been married since 1995 and has two daughters, 12 and 10. "I'm very hands-on when I'm home. It's not alien to me to be washing up and doing the laundry."

And not long ago, Eric Bana declared housework the ultimate "aphrodisiac." The "Time Travelers' Wife" actor revealed the way to win a woman's heart is by keeping a clean home.

I'm good around the house. I'm not stealing my wife's thunder, but I do clean. Housework is a bigger aphrodisiac to women than a set of abs, I've found!

Are these proclamations designed to drive women to buy movie tickets or to bug their husbands to help out around the house?

1 comment:

Kathy N. said...

Ha ha, this is hilarious. I think Ayelet Waldman, in "Bad Mother" claimed there was nothing sexier than her husband cleaning the house. Now Michael Chapon (her husband) has a collection of memoir essays of his own. I'm curious to see if he concurs.

The truth is, I think I find it sexy when my husband does anything that makes my life easier. I've been driving both kids to and from home, my kindergartener's school, my daughter's daycare, and my work. The circuit we drive every day is no more than 2 miles each way and yet some days I still spend up to 2 hours in transit. So when I come home to find my kids' dinner on the table at 5:00 PM and the laundry done I'm pretty darn happy with my husband. I guess I'm saying I think the hunky husbands are right.