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View Poll Results: Does your Husband or Significant Other regularly help with household jobs?
yes! he helps out all the time 25 55.56%
sometimes--I have to nag beforehand 8 17.78%
no! Are you kidding me?? 10 22.22%
on special occasions 4 8.89%
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Old 08-15-2007, 12:12 PM
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Does your Husband or Significant Other regularly help with household jobs?

Let's just say that we have recently had a "discussion" at our house about who-does- what jobs around the house.

This leaves me wondering.....

Does anyone here have a husband that does dishes, mops the floor, does laundry, scrub the showers or even cook meals on a regular basis?

Why does marriage bring on memory problems? Why do they "forget" how to do these things and then assume that since we do them, they are "our" jobs?
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Old 08-15-2007, 12:24 PM
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My husband does the "man" jobs around the house....empties the garbage and the kitty litter, fixes anything, takes care of the cars.

Most nights he will help clear the dinner table and rinse off the dishes --but doesn't load the dishwasher.

Once in a while I wish he would pitch in to help mop the floors, scrub the showers (although he will clean the toilets), load the dishwasher or even wash a load of towels or his work clothes. (stay away from the other clothes!) It would be nice if he would offer to cook a meal --breakfast, lunch or dinner--on one of his days off. I'm not asking for every week, just once in a while.

It's not like he doesn't know how to do any of these things. When I met him, his place was spotless and he cooked us the best pot roast that I have ever eaten.

I don't think that I am alone in feeling this way. I hope to hear from others who are in the same boat.

It won't change anything but it might feel good to gripe for a minute or so. ROFL!!
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Old 08-15-2007, 12:57 PM
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I guess I am one of the lucky ones...Glen will do dishes most nights...laundry,wash the floors,clean the bathroom,cook,vacuum...plus take out the garbage and fix anything here that needs to be fixed...and he even makes his own lunches for work...and makes his own coffee...

I used to do everything but then I got sick and he has been great with doing most things around the house...he even makes the beds...
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Old 08-15-2007, 01:01 PM
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Yes, my husband regularly helps around the house. He is in charge of scrubbing the bathroom, including sweeping and mopping the floor. He helps clear the dishes from dinner, and get his lunch ready for the next day. But I wash the dishes and Joshua puts them away when they are dry. We all have regular chores we do. And cleaning day, All three of us do it. As for cooking, I do it all. But I don't mind, since I do not have a regular job. I got lucky with my hubby!!!
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Old 08-15-2007, 02:53 PM
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My hubby helps me out all the time. He does laundry, cleans bathrooms, takes out garbage, etc. He's also in charge of the yard.

I do the cooking and shopping and I make him his lunch. During the summer months I take care of the vacuuming.
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Old 08-15-2007, 08:53 PM
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He is the major source of keeping things running in our house, and he is good at it, water heaters, cars, electronics, light fixtures, etc.

He takes out the trash a few times a week, pretty much puts away the dishwasher dishes, and takes care of the pets.

I'd like to say he weed whacks every time we mow but no, more like twice a summer so our yard edges get a little scraggly looking.

Never and I mean hardly never makes the bed unless we are both standing next to it and I ask him to help pull the covers up on his side, but he does remember and help to flip the mattress a few times a year.

And doesn't really know how to find a trash can, but isn't a slob, just leaves his plane tags laying around. I think he knows it bugs me and it is his way of messing with my head.

What he brings to our home in terms of stability in all forms is invaluable and that he doesn't complain when the house gets messy is a treasure to me.
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Old 08-16-2007, 04:25 AM
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I married the wrong man if I want help around the house. Though occationally I can get a little help out of him.

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Old 08-16-2007, 05:32 AM
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Since I'm home all day I handle all the cleaning etc. My kids have regular chores and hubby works all day. On weekends he will do "honey do" kind of things and he's in charge of keeping the cars clean ALTHOUGH I always get roped into helping.

Every once in a while I get annoyed, but now that we are in a smaller house I really don't mind. It doesn't take as long to clean as my last one did and the kids are getting more and more responsible, so it's not so bad. My husband can't cook a thing, so I don't even think about that. LOL

Tami, have you ever told your husband in a complimentary way that you really miss his pot roast or something to that effect? Maybe you could get him to agree to cook once a week?

My hubby does help clean if we have company coming or if there's a special occassion, and of course if I am sick. Other than that, it's always been considered "my job" since I quit working outside the home ten years ago.
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Old 08-16-2007, 05:45 AM
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Theresa, we must have married brothers!

My dear man does anything that needs doing - he can and does cook, clean, iron, garden, vacuum, wash clothes and cars, shop, bake, clean laundry, bathrooms and toilets, and even use the sewing machine.

l can also claim some points - l can do all the outside things too, apart from car maintenance.

We share all the jobs, but l admit he probably does more than l do. (particularly at the moment)
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Old 08-16-2007, 06:39 AM
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My dh does a few things good.He mowes the lawn and the weeder only sometimes.He used to be good at helping pick up and vacuming and once in awhile doing the laundry.Seems like now he doesn't help out as much unless he knows his folks are coming over.I do have the kids helping me out with some of the chores around here so that does help.

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