Does YouR DH help with HouseWork ?

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Sun, 11-06-2011 - 10:27pm
Does YouR DH help with HouseWork ? Of course! I wish ::sigh:: Sometimes .. please share Never :( Other .. please share




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Mon, 11-07-2011 - 10:01am

I don't work so I really have no problem with doing all the cooking and cleaning. My DH works a lot and when he comes home, he is too tired to do anything. However, he definitely cleans up after himself, for example putting dirty clothes away, cleaning the table after he eats, etc. But on the weekends he does more work around the house, for example last saturday morning while I was sleeping, he dusted, vacuumed and cleaned up the kitchen little bit. I was so happy because he did it on his own.

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Mon, 11-07-2011 - 11:54am
Sure that makes total sense.
Wow on the weekend .. what a guy!
A keeper for sure ;)




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Mon, 11-07-2011 - 12:54pm

Yes and no. He believes in doing a super thorough job, which sounds great, except that he only works up the motivation to do that super thorough job about once a year and it's on his time table, as in, not when I've set aside time to clean but whenever he decides the mood strikes him.

I do most of the inside chores: laundry, vacuuming, dishes, bill paying

We work together on the outside chores but I let him do the more physically demanding stuff and I help however I can.

This weekend we bought a new vacuum and I had to tell DH to zip it in the store because he was rattling on about all these features he thought we needed and he's plugged in the vacuum and used it once in the last 6 months. LOL BTW, I love the vacuum we ended up with but I anticipate even less usage from DH because he'll claim not to know how to use it. That's fair; I said the same thing about the new lawnmower. ;)

RoseAnn

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Mon, 11-07-2011 - 3:12pm

Too funny on DH in the store RoseAnn,
Am sure you'll love it once you figured it out.
Well yes can imagine his time table not similar to yours when it comes to housework
It's good you let him do the more harder so to speak outside ones.
Sounds like a fair trade :)




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Mon, 11-07-2011 - 4:44pm

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Mon, 11-07-2011 - 5:26pm
LOL .. ahh but it all works out & balances & that's what counts ;)




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Tue, 11-08-2011 - 8:27am

I work full-time and DH is a full-time student, so he does the vast majority of the housework and cooking. I cook occasionally (on the weekends), and we grocery shop and do the laundry together. This is perfect for us, since I'm not a very good housekeeper anyway.

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Tue, 11-08-2011 - 9:22am
Hi Carol,
Glad you have a system that works for you both,
That's what counts you know :)