Posted 13 February 2012 - 09:07 PM
What jobs do you make the children or spouse do??
I find that I do the majority of the cleaning. The huband does do the wash/dry of the luandry and I fold/put away. I have the teenager do the unload/load of the dish washer. I do the wiping of the knick knacks and tables and counters.
Also don't really remember the last time husband wash the shower or the toilets. Or wash any floor in the whole house. The house looks like a bomb went off when I'm sick and it takes me days to clean up.
Posted 13 February 2012 - 09:53 PM
Posted 14 February 2012 - 05:15 AM
Posted 14 February 2012 - 07:58 AM
Posted 14 February 2012 - 08:43 AM
He does most of the cooking which leaves me stuck with the dishes most times in that trade off. One of us puts the toddler to bed while the other cleans up the kitchen and dining room every night...most nights I prefer the cleaning to the putting to bed - it is her daddy time (& lets be honest by the end of the night I am a little sick of her and less patient than I should be).
I'll take all of the cleaning over shoveling and lawn mowing though. It is nothing different, I didn't really have a mom so I did it all before & my dad would handle the outside stuff.
Brooklyn does help me but she is 3 so for the most part it is usually easier for me to do it on my own. She makes her own bed every day and cleans up her toys. She puts her laundry away in her drawers (she can't reach into her closet so I have to do the hanging things) & helps me clear and wipe the table after meals.
Posted 14 February 2012 - 11:07 AM
ETA: Our son is too young to really help with much, but he tries to help me sweep/mop at times. We'll have him help out as he gets older.
Edited by Claudia, 14 February 2012 - 11:10 AM.