Yes and no. husband tends to take care of the outdoor type things such as the shovelling (wintertime), lawn-mowing (summertime), tree-pruning, and that sort of thing, while I tend to concentrate my efforts on indoor things such as cooking, baking, laundry, etc.In the spirit of these lighthearted threads, who does the housework in your home?
My husband does at close to half, always did. That includes dishes, laundry, and when Sonic can and Jumper were little, feeding and diapers too. I would say 60/40 me.
Too bad you and I weren't neighbours when my kids were little. I could have taken a few lessons from you on the diaper changing.My husband always thought he did half the housework. He mostly didn't see the need for a lot of it to be done. Right now he is the only one working, so he does less of the housework. He NEVER got away with not doing diapers and I didn't give a hoot what kind of diapers were used. It just didn't matter.
This was an issue of discussion before Wiz was born. His sister's husband never changed a diaper. He went to change his first diaper, which was messy, and threw up on the baby. So he got out of it and Hubby's Sister just cleaned it all up and never even asked him to change another diaper or be left alone with his own son again until Nephew was maybe five or six. My husband asked me what would happen if he threw up on our baby? I told him he would have 2 messes to clean up. I grew up with a Mother who didn't let my Dad get away with nonsense like that, and never occurred to me to let my husband do it either.
Lately I don't do many chores at all. The kids do most of the chores except cleaning the tub and toilet. I also take care of my own personal messes and our bedroom. Jess even does my laundry with hers and Tyler does his father's with his. It gets broken down that way for a reason I don't understand, but who am I to question what the kids have worked out that I don't have to do? They get it done and done well.
My mom believed that each of her kids should know how to take care of themselves before they left high school. She didn't and it wasn't a good feeling. She worked hard to teach us all the chores. I worked to teach them all to my kids. Each of my kids can do laundry, cook, clean a house, defrost a freezer, clean a fridge, do basic household tasks.