Having a son makes you a man? What happens if you have lots of girls? A man can have lots of ways to develop his manliness. Having a child because someone else expects/wants you to when you don't, that is not the right reason.
It warrants deeper discussion -- does he really feel he won't be mature without a son? A daughter?
If he wants to help form a man from a boy, has he considered being a Big Brother? Or other ways to influence the world?
>Its kind of funny though, I have always been told that when I get married I would want to cook and clean and keep house and blah blah blah so when I got married I thought I would magicaly morph into betty crocker Suezy homemaker and martha stewart...that was 2 years ago and I am still waiting!!!
I've been married almost 27 years (how'd that happen, when I'm still only in my 20's, I'm sure!) and I have yet to desire cleaning. (Okay, once in a great while, I will get in declutter mode...) I once read something that said, "A clean house is a sign of a wasted life." The converse might not be true, but why take a chance....
>and go to pta meetings
Yet another great thing about homeschooling -- either no pta meetings, or if I'm talking to myself, I can claim I'm having a parent-teacher conference....