The Father of This Lot has finally decided that he does not want this relationship to go completely down the tube.
Don't worry - I won't do anything rash.
I did hear him muttering something about there being 'a great long list of stuff he'll have to do' in order for him to regain his somewhat tarnished reputation in the household.
Not really. Just start behaving like a husband and father of five children rather than an eighteen year old single male with absolutely no responsibilities.
Now I think of it, that will actually constitute a major life overhaul.
Hopefully, the transition from this:
...won't be too painful for him.