The women in the family seem to have a way of getting the men to do the things they want. When Steve has to take part in a play at Dodie's school, Robbie thinks it shows that women are born with the skill.
Rob gets invited to an old friend's wedding back in Bryant Park and takes Katie with him, hoping to introduce her to other people he knew as well. Much to his surprise, virtually no one else remembers him.
Barbara feels like a guest in the house when she realizes the boys still go to their father for everything. She is never included. Then, she has to go to school to see Chip's teacher when he is accused of cheating on a test.
Both Steve & Robbie have been working long hours at work. Their wives feel sorry for them since they come home tired at the end of each day. One day, Barbara & Katie decide to surprise them at work, but find them partying instead of working
It's school problems for everyone. Barbara becomes a substitute teacher for Chip's class, and he is the smartest student. Ernie is followed by one of Dodie's friends from school with a case of puppy love.
Steve and Barbara plan a celebration for their first wedding anniversary. Dodie tells them she is also planning a party, but she does not tell anyone where it is at, or when it is being held. Chip meets Polly and begins to date her.
Chip and Polly decide to finally elope. Chip tells Steve their plans, and he tells Chip he should give Polly's father a courtesy visit before they go to a minister. Polly's father is not pleased and accesses Chip of wrong doing.
Chip and Holly are married, and on their way to Las Vegas for their honeymoon. They encounter car problems and hotel reservation problems, and have to spend their first married night in separate rooms.
Barbara volunteers to organize a fashion show for a woman's club. She convinces Steve to be one of the models for some of the men's clothing. When he finds out the shirt is lacy and ruffled, he wants to back out of the show.
For a psychology class assignment, Ernie tries a few experiments on his family members. He cuts Uncle Charley's cane a little bit at a time, and Charley thinks he is getting taller. However, Steve is not as easy to fool.
Robbie and Katie get a vacation in their own home when her mother takes the triplets with her to St Louis for a few weeks. Robbie & Katie make plans to do the many things they cannot do when the children are with them.