I'm turning 30 on the 30th, and to celebrate I'm going down a list of 30 things I should have or do before the big day. Though this being parts 8 & 9, I'm guessing you are well aware of these points. You'll have to excuse me, old age does funny things to a memory.
Things I should have: Enough clean underwear to last a week / Independence from his mama
As much as I promote the idea of dissolving the traditional gender roles in households, my wife and I fit them to a tee. She makes dinner, I mow the lawn. She sweeps the floors, I fix the light switch. She does the laundry goes to the grocery makes the baby's food calls the doctor pays the bills balances the check book buys my clothes and manages our schedule, I take out the trash. Sometimes. And complain about it the entire time when I do.
So I have clean underwear for a week, and independence from my mama. But only because I rely on a different mama now.
Things I should do: High dive into water / Catch, kill and cook your own dinner
More "MAN!" stuff on the list. I grew up in the country - of course I've caught, killed and cooked my own dinner. Of course, I didn't jump off a high dive to catch it. So subtract a few points there.
As for the high dive thing. I'm not much of a thrill seeker. I'm sure jumping out of planes is super fun and everything, but so is a record player and a glass of whiskey. I'm just in the "being terrified is fun" group.
Besides, jumping out of a plane would probably kill that whole, "clean underwear for a week" thing.