(To explain... although Thomas, three of his siblings/siblings in-law, and I all walked for graduation in April, I'm finishing up my remaining required classes this Spring term... after a two year hiatus from school! I'm LOVING my classes so far, even though it's a lot of work. Thomas is being supportive, and learning and growing in his role as full-time stay-at-home dad for the next month and a half...)
A Father's Advice to His Son
Double the food which thou givest thy mother,
carry her as she carried thee. She had a heavy
load in thee, but she did not leave it to me.
After thou wert borne she was still burdened
with thee; her breast was in thy mouth for three
year, and though thy filth was disgusting, he
heart was not disgusted. When thou takest a
wife, remember how thy mother gave birth to
thee, and her raising thee as well; do not let thy
wife blame thee, nor cause that she raise her
hands to the god.
(I'm interpreting the last part to mean: don't make your wife angry with you, remember the example of your mother)
taken from Cunningham, Lawrence S., and John J. Reich, Culture and Values: A Survey of the Humanities, seventh edition. Australia: Wadsowrth Cengage Learning, 2010. 18. Originally excerpt from Mertz, Barbara, Temples, Tombs, and Hieroglyphics. 1978, 333.