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Now that I'm retired I can do just as I like,
Take the dog for a walk, or go out on my bike.
I can go and hide inthe shed; away from the misses,
An4 just keep my head down, while she does the dishes.
I could take the kids down the pond, to sail their little yatch,
While my wife cooks the dinner, for that great man she ~s got.
I can sit out inthe garden choosing all the seeds, .
While my wife is down on her knees, pulling all the weeds.
I can read stories to the grandkids, maybe on a Monday,
While my wife is in the kitchen, wrestling with the laundry.
I'll go out in the garage and keep out of the way,
While 'wifey' does the cleaning like she does every day!
I'll do my share inthe kitchen like making tea and toast,
And my wife can keep me happy with the meals I like most.
And if she wants to send me shopping, for some milk or bread
I can always give her, her pet excuse; I've a pain inmy head.
I can wander down the local for a pint or three,
While 'wifey' happily stays home, getting supper just for me.
I might take her out to dinner if I could find the will,
But only if she promises, that she will pay the bill.
I can buy myself a hammock to lie out in the sun
And hope she won't get angry if the decorating isn't done
Now if you believe all of this your mind has surely strayed,
Because as we all know, 'Her indoors' must surely be obeyed.
So if I get, to lie in just one minute after seven,
I'll keep my eyes tightly shut, and pretend that I'm in

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