i am a perfectionist at keeping the wife happy:} everything else is alot easier to deal with
Right around the time that saying came out my son was around 4 y.o. and was being baby sat by a friend and his wife. In the course of the day his wife was asking him to do stuff and he was not cooperating, my son at 4 says to him :" Bob you should do it," he looks him straight in the eye and says "Happy wife, happy life" Bob just about fell over from laughter, then went to please his wife. ... We still laugh at that comment to this day.