I LOVED all of the responses and interaction that I got from "To Fold or Not To Fold" so I decided to incorporate more "conversations" into my blog posts. So, here's to hoping that you all continue to participate and give me your thoughts and ideas! (If you continue to have trouble posting a comment or are not comfortable posting a comment but would like to share your "two cents" you can e-mail it to me and I will post it as a comment for you).
Okay, so I was reading a Family Circle magazine at lunch today and it talked about spouses sharing chores.
From Family Circle:
Want fewer dustups with your spouse? In a recent survey of more than 1,000 men, 9 out of 10 agree that when they share household chores equally with their significant other, they get along better. So, pass your honey the mop!
Women spend 17 hours a week cleaning, down from 26 hours 30 years ago, while men have more than doubled their duty, from 6 to 13 hours. But, having a husband creates an extra 7 hours of work each week for women.
So, we are definately one of those households that has a helping husband. Even though Jed works 50+ hours a week he still comes home and helps get supper around, gives the kids baths and gets them ready for bed, cleans up the table, sweeps the floor, takes care of getting the corn for our corn stove, takes out the garbage, feeds the cat, does laundry from time to time, and the list goes on. I have an amazing husband. He doesn't ever question whether that is a "women's job" or a "man's job", he pitches in wherever he can. And I can honestly say that we do not fight. We disagree on things sometimes and we each have our bad days sometimes (me more than him) but we just do not fight - maybe because helps around the house??? Who knows. And as I write this I am realizing that I do not tell Jed THANK YOU often enough for everything that he does for this family. So, THANK YOU JED, YOU ARE AN AMAZING HUSBAND, FATHER, AND PROVIDER. WE LOVE YOU!!!
Okay, your turn. I have 4 questions. #1 - Does your husband help out around the house? #2 - Are there chores that he refuses to do? #3 - Does your husband create SEVEN more hours of work each week for you? (I don't think Jed creates anywhere near that much more work for me each week)? #4 - Between you and your husband, do you do a combined 30+ hours of cleaning a week? (I don't even think if I added all of the laundry that I do 30 hours of cleaning a week?!)
Come on followers, lets see your comments!
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