Discussing :: Does your man help around the Home

#11

Yip, mines great, but I do have to ask otherwise he seems to have blinkers on :)

#12

jeez - mine does sweet fa - he DOES work long hours as a painter (often 7 days a week) but its get up, go to work, come home, go to bed for him - never mind all the stuff around the house to be done. I work fulltime as well and I hate the fact that my weekends are always busy with housework. , I get up at 5.30 to make lunches, beds, do washing etc before I leave for work at 8am, then when I'm home around 5.30pm its the same story - I am the one who cooks, helps with homework etc,etc, etc. The 2 kids we have still at home (18 and 8) are equally lazy, no matter how much I try to encourage them to help out. And they wonder why I like a wine or 5 at night???


lol id be having a wine or two if that was my lot in life aswell!!

#13

Don't get me wrong hes a great guy in other ways - this does annoy me no end though...........

#14

Sounds like we could have a few candidates for "Wife Swap"!

#15

lol I'm keen :-) would probably be a wake-up call for him too!

#16

lol!! too bad most of the girls in chelsey seem happy or we could have had our very own chelsey swap haha

#17

Mine does, He has had serious health problem last few years but before that did his share of housework, shopping etc.since he became unwell i took over everything.Now its my turn to be unwell,5 months ago i lost most of my mobility and now our roles are reversed. If we hadn't always shared the housework etc, i dread to think what it would be like in this situation now!

#18

I saw how lost my father was after my mother died - she'd always done all the accepted "women's jobs" and he had no idea re cooking. I determined that was not going to happen to my husband if I went first - so I declared that we would start taking turns - alternate days - as the dinner cook. The one not cooking to do all the clearing up afterwards. Not an easy task for him as he eats meat and I do not. We went through a period of less than gourmet cooking (eg 3 veg and a lump of cheese for me) and I faced many days where it seemed that he'd used about every pot and kitchen tool I own. However - patience won out and he is now very proud of his range of skills. I felt really proud the day I came home to a very special poached salmon dish - from a recipe he'd sourced on the internet (and he's not a keen computer user even) Since we both retired he also shares many other household chores.

#19

Cooking duties are mine, I enjoy it as a way to unwind at the end of my day. If I can't be bothered cooking then he usually shouts takeaways!
BF does the dishes and most of the vacuuming.
I can't really complain!

#20

Mine does mostly, he cooks dinner most nights, and he works 6 days a week so often in the weekend I'm left to do all the washing/vacuuming cleaning etc..which is fine but we do also have two children aged 6 and 3 which he helps with often but usually only in the im getting them dressed way, no help with the homework (for 6 year old) and all other things i have to help with. Oh well can't have everything ay :)

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