Division of labor in your household?

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Division of labor in your household?
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Sun, 03-24-2013 - 9:27am

How does it break down in your household?

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Sun, 03-24-2013 - 8:26pm

emptynester2009 wrote:
<p><span style="font-family:comic sans ms,sans-serif; font-size:medium">How does it break down in your household?</span></p>

I don't know, it just works...most of the time, lol. 

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Sun, 03-24-2013 - 8:01pm

rollmops2009 wrote:
Dahlia does most of it and I pay her accordingly. Dh shops all the heavy stuff, dog food, laundry soap etc, since I am not allowed to lift much. He also takes out the garbage and does the bulk of the dog walking (3 dogs that get walked 3X a day) as well as the vast majority of the money-making. I do light shopping and cook when I feel like it. The rest of the time we eat out. I don't have a chandelier though.

Applause please

That's pretty much the way we handle chores.

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Sun, 03-24-2013 - 5:57pm

The sewing room is mine unless I can talk Dylan to emptying the trash can and recycle container but I do the vacuuming and cleaning in that room.  Dylan takes out the recycle and trash in the rest of the house; deals with the containers on trash day. 

Chris.  More to follow as I think of them, probably.

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Sun, 03-24-2013 - 5:01pm
Oh and I do the finance management.

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Sun, 03-24-2013 - 4:59pm
Here are our usual roles: none of this is ALWAYS, just usually: Me: meal planning, grocery shopping, cooking. Finances. Schedule management. Garden. Dh: dishes/kitchen cleanup. Laundry. Yay work. Computer and electronics management. Cat box. Dh and I both fairly equally: bedroom cleanup, bathroom, patio care, each take care of our own car. Kids: their own rooms, putting away their own laundry, their own bathrooms, setting the table. Both help with yard work when needed. All of us: cleaning and care of common areas. And our own stuff.

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Sun, 03-24-2013 - 12:50pm
"Coming out of lurkdom, as this one seems harmless enough." -------- ROFL, welcome, but stick around and this one will probably go south too soon enough ;)
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Sun, 03-24-2013 - 12:48pm
Dahlia does most of it and I pay her accordingly. Dh shops all the heavy stuff, dog food, laundry soap etc, since I am not allowed to lift much. He also takes out the garbage and does the bulk of the dog walking (3 dogs that get walked 3X a day) as well as the vast majority of the money-making. I do light shopping and cook when I feel like it. The rest of the time we eat out. I don't have a chandelier though.
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Sun, 03-24-2013 - 12:47pm

Coming out of lurkdom, as this one seems harmless enough.  I am a SAHM, DH works at home, and DS (age 12) is homeschooled.   While this is the typical chore division, no one would deny help because it is not their job. 

I do the laundry, ironing, meal planning, scheduling, dusting, mopping,  clothes and gift shopping, and most of the cooking.  I also am the one who grooms the dogs and brushes their teeth and walks them, and handles vet visits.  I handle the sorting of the mail.

DH vacuums, cleans the bathrooms, is the light bulb changer, picks up after the dogs in the yard, takes care of the mowing, and any car maintenance.  He also keeps the cars filled with gas.   He helps the kid with the fish tanks.

The kid takes care of all garbage and recycling.  He dusts and keeps clean the lower level (a 2nd family room and Lego area) and his room.  He scoops and changes cat litter and maintains his fish tanks.  He helps put away groceries and helps with the grocery shopping (2 lists, 2 carts divide and conquer).  He did all the snow shoveling this year.

DH and I split running errands and driving the kid to activities and classes.   DH and I get together twice a month to go over receipts and pay bills.  Once it gets warmer, cooking is more split between us with DH grilling and me taking care of the inside food prep.   We split grocery shopping or do it together. 

When DH travels (frequently), the kid takes on dog waste and bathrooms, and I take on the vacuuming.  

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Sun, 03-24-2013 - 12:47pm

Me:  majority of the grocery shopping; about half the cooking; laundry for dh and me; picking up around the house; home schooling; about half of the bills.

Dh:  some of the grocery shopping; about half the cooking; puts away his clean laundry; vacuums, sweeps, mops floors; dusts and takes care of cobwebs; yardwork; dog; cleans our bathroom; the rest of the bills.

Dylan:  cleans his room; cleans the guest/his bathroom; helps pick up house; sets table; does his laundry; dog; yardwork; takes care of cobwebs.

All in all I'd guess that I do maybe 35% of the housework, dh does the majority, and Dylan does maybe 25%  Lots of things overlap depending on who's home when.  When the girls were young, I did most of it because I was a sahm/very ptwahm and dh worked.  Now with only Dylan (15 and only 3 years away from being an adult), things are evening up.

CHris

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Sun, 03-24-2013 - 12:41pm
No real break down. If something needs to be done, it gets done.