What works for your family

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What works for your family
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Fri, 04-23-2010 - 12:20pm
in the division of labor?
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Fri, 04-23-2010 - 2:37pm

Whatever is happening at the moment, it changes so often in our household based on the kids schedules and our schedules....altough there are some constants.


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PumpkinAngel

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Fri, 04-23-2010 - 2:47pm

LoL.....sounds like us.


PumpkinAngel

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Fri, 04-23-2010 - 2:50pm

"(or see that they get done, as the kids do a lot of it, too)."

That's what is nice about having kids, for a few years you get to delegate/manage. Then they up and leave you and you gain those chores back.

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Registered: 08-22-2009
Fri, 04-23-2010 - 2:54pm

"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."

See, I don't have a problem with that. We do not both have to be busy at the same time to be sharing the load. Sometimes I may be busy and he is doing nothing, other times he may be busy while I am doing nothing.

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Fri, 04-23-2010 - 3:04pm

I just never feel right sitting down reading the paper while DH is busy getting dinner, for example.

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Fri, 04-23-2010 - 3:35pm
I am an early riser so I often get a couple of hours of chores done while he is still in bed. So I do not feel guilty if later in the day he is doing chores and I am doing nothing.
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Registered: 05-10-2009
Fri, 04-23-2010 - 4:06pm
What works for us is 1) for each of us to take almost full responsibility for the things we enjoy and/or are really good at, 2) just pitch in and begrudgingly do the things we don't like, whenever one of us has the time to do it, 3) hire as much
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Fri, 04-23-2010 - 4:07pm

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That's a good one. I agree.

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Registered: 08-22-2009
Fri, 04-23-2010 - 4:23pm

I just came upon a chore that I will give 100% to DH, taking care of dead things.

I just mowed the lawn and discovered we have something dead in our back yard. It'll have to stay there until he gets home.

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Fri, 04-23-2010 - 4:36pm
Oh yeah, my "for DH only" chore is picking up his cat's hairballs. I can deal with dirty diapers, diaper blowouts, baby spit up, and toddler vomit, but for some reason I canNOT handle cat sick.