2 He generally copes very well when I get attacks of devilment even though they may cost him.
3 He grows vegetables and installs watering systems, the latter leading to a plummeting in the death rate of plants.
4 He is willing to converse on a broad range of topics and have Jane Austen novels read to him.
5 Sometimes he needs to go out for cake.
6 He started as a man who dreamed of steak* and could not cook, and now he is willing to cook meals involving lentils (though he still dreams of steak - we just can't afford it).
7 A keen nookyist.
8 Turn-off-able hearing - generally considered a design fault in men but very handy for child wrangling when I have overdosed on noise and run away to my bedroom to wear industrial ear-muffs.
9 Jam-lover - an essential acquisition for a non-eating jam-maker. (Though he does have a keen associate in Monster2. They are prone to count how many whole mulberries they spy on each other's toast.)
10 Remarkable cat tolerater.
|A happy vegie patch, courtesy of the husb.|
The steak quality measures include a propensity to hang over the edges of the plate and a creamy sauce.