Males and housework

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Registered: 04-16-2009
Males and housework
Fri, 12-23-2011 - 11:59am

We picked up DS from university yesterday. He is in his last year of his undergrad degree and shares a typical student house. His roomies are all high achievers, non-party animals.

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Registered: 07-24-1997
Fri, 12-23-2011 - 2:11pm

My DH & his roommates were like that in their college apartment, and I practically lived with them.

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Registered: 10-25-2006
Fri, 12-23-2011 - 3:20pm

Oh dear, Marie!


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Registered: 05-02-2004
Fri, 12-23-2011 - 3:38pm
I noticed the same thing when I used to be a counselor for leadership camps. Kids had always had a dishwasher, and didn't know how to wash by hand. Didn't understand about using their towel more than once or hanging it up.

But, I would say that it was ALL kids, not just the boys. My sister had a housemate who was a real slob - fortunately the apartment had two bathrooms. She wouldn't change the cat litter at all, and the bathtub was black when she moved. The girl's mom came over and chewed her out, saying that she hadn't raised her to be like that!
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Registered: 10-16-1999
Fri, 12-23-2011 - 5:12pm

Hate to say it, but my sons were super slobs too, and not because I didn't try to teach them.

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Registered: 11-28-1999
Fri, 12-23-2011 - 7:32pm

I can't really think of any women who would really want a useless male!

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Registered: 05-08-1999
Fri, 12-23-2011 - 9:39pm
Well during hs, I had one slob and one neat freak. Now that they`re both at school, we thought for sure that would all go out the window. To our surprise, their rooms are not that bad. The slob cleaned up his act and my neat freak relaxed. The bathrooms on their dorms are totally disgusting! It even grosses them out!
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Registered: 06-16-1998
Sat, 12-24-2011 - 1:36am

When my ds was a freshman he was in a suite-style dorm with 4 other guys and they were responsible for their own cleaning. They did clean at least twice that year: once when one guy was having a girl come visit, and when my ds was having a group of friends from hometown to stay. When I saw the place it was so disgusting that I was afraid to use bathroom and didn't even want to be in the suite.