A service technician at a local phone company, Robert claimed he had such a physically demanding job that he did not have to help out once he got home. Instead, he would sit in "his famous chair" watching TV while Evelina did all the work.
Not long after Jo wrote in "Dad Chores" on the new family schedule, he placed white tape over it in the hopes of it being overlooked. Jo walked him through doing various household chores such as folding laundry, washing dishes and vacuuming.
In the beginning, he came across as very lazy and did not support Evelina. However, once he had the tools Jo taught them, he was a fast learner and great at putting the tools to work (and reminding Evelina to use them, too).
He was 34 at the time and is now 47 in 2016.