When I was a young boy, I watched a story unfold between my Mom and Dad. My Dad was given a task to stop at the grocery store on the way back from work and get a box of yellow cake. He came back with a box of lemon cake. He was told that this was not what was desired, and the next day he came back with a box of some other yellowish cake (but not yellow cake, which is yellow because of egg yokes). On the third day, he finally got what she was asking for.
My Mom might have been angry and complained about his incompetence. This approach is apparently the modern way to do things. However, she did not respond in this manner. She was mildly amused at the whole affair, and thought it a bit endearing. For cake boxes was not my Dad’s place of expertise, and it would be silly to necessarily expect perfection. My Mom appreciated the things that were his domain of expertise, particularly his job. And she appreciated the hard work that he put in to make money. And in the end, all of the things he did were more than good enough,
So how should wives handle situations like the above? Should they become frustrated, resent her husband and generate marriage toxins? Or perhaps realize that husbands are not perfect, and appreciate what she has?
Which would be better for the children?