This topic might hit a cord with a few people. If my mother read my blog she would have a slew of comments on this topic. Anyways, back to the topic….Household roles.
You know, like who does what around the house. We are a family of four; me, my husband, our 3.5 year old, and our 6 weeks old, so the household chores get split between the adults. We are working on adding chores to Little Miss’ day, but that is another post at another time.
Like I was saying, our chores are split between King Henry and I. In our home they are NOT split 50/50 by amount of work. To us that doesn’t seem fair. King Henry is the sole breadwinner in the family and we have made the decision that he will be the only one to work as long as we can afford it. With that decision came the agreement that if I get to stay home with the girls I will take on the household chores for the most part.
I cook, clean, do laundry, take care of the girls needs during the day/night while King Henry is working or sleeping. His chores are to work, grocery shop (he is WAY better at it then I), TRY to take Little Miss off of my hands when he gets home, and I try to get him to do the trash and pick up after himself. I don’t think all men are like this, but King Henry needs a little push on the last two. 😉
I do a lot for the family that some people think could/should be a shared thing. Waking with the baby at night (both girls’ for that matter), bath time I do about 80% of the time, and diaper changing. He has not changed ONE diaper since Sissy has been home, and I would not have it ANY OTHER WAY! If anyone out there has a little girl they can understand where we are coming from. They have very fragile “parts” and it’s just better for Mama to handle that.
Basically I do most…and I love it actually. This may sound kinda weird to some people, but growing up I always wanted to be a housewife. I’m not the best at keeping a clean house and cooking the best meals, but I am learning and growing right along with my little family.
Anyone else have a different way of splitting up the household chores?
-The Queen P