What works for your family

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Registered: 08-22-2009
What works for your family
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Fri, 04-23-2010 - 12:20pm
in the division of labor?

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Registered: 04-22-2005
Fri, 04-23-2010 - 12:42pm
What works for us is for the number of household responsibilities to be positively correlated with the amount of time spent at home.














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Registered: 08-22-2009
Fri, 04-23-2010 - 12:47pm

I was going to post a long drawn out post on who does what and how it has changed over the years but I think that you summed it up very well. That is pretty much how we have done it.

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Registered: 12-07-2003
Fri, 04-23-2010 - 12:50pm
Constant negotiation. DH and I have differing opinions about who should be doing what and who does more and what is a fair division of labor.
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Registered: 01-08-2009
Fri, 04-23-2010 - 12:53pm
Both of us feel like we are responsible for about 70% of the housework and maintenance. We really do. And it works, even if the numbers don't add up. My husband is a little delusional about his actual daily contributions to running the home, but I love him. I think he would say that same thing about me.
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Registered: 07-08-2009
Fri, 04-23-2010 - 12:56pm
Me-everything inside. Him-everything outside.Every once in a while we'll help each other out without being asked. It works. No confusion, no bickering about who does what, no nagging of each other to do something.
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Registered: 08-22-2009
Fri, 04-23-2010 - 12:58pm

"My husband is a little delusional about his actual daily contributions to running the home, but I love him. I think he would say that same thing about me."

LOL

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Registered: 12-07-2003
Fri, 04-23-2010 - 1:00pm
LOL. Sounds familiar.
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Registered: 05-06-2007
Fri, 04-23-2010 - 1:36pm

Generally, we split everything pretty evenly. We both WOH FT and so we equally contribute to the housework and parenting. DH does do much more of the outside work (though there isnt much) but he considers it fun. I do a lot more of organizational stuff--cleaning out closets, getting rid of clothes for the kids, bills, etc. It's pretty fair right now.

We are contemplating me SAH come this summer though, so I imagine I'll do much more of the housework if I'm home all day.

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Registered: 04-16-2010
Fri, 04-23-2010 - 2:16pm

Dh is the wohp, I am the sahp.


I do most of the indoor chores (or see that they get done, as the kids do a lot of it, too).


Dh does most of the outdoor chores (mostly b/c I have really bad allergies, so I *hide* inside while he does things like mowing and weedeating).

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Fri, 04-23-2010 - 2:33pm

Basically, as long as no one is sitting on the couch staring at the TV while the other one is running their tail off, we're good.

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