a reply to: corblimeyguvnor
Rather than trying to figure out what's a chore and what's not... How about you just ask your wife why she's feeling overworked and why she's so
pissed and feels like you don't do anything around the house ?
You've spent the day doing some painting, wiring, and pressure washing. Great !
What about the other 6 days of the week ?
Are you one of these types that leaves stuff laying around all over the house for her to run around and pick up after you like a personal servant ?
Or do you truly pitch in and do your fair share of the household duties ?
Do you both work a full time job outside of the home ?
Do you have kids ?
Who does the majority of the day to day cooking, dishes, organizing cupboards/drawers/closets, dusting, vacuuming, sweeping floors, washing floors,
washing windows, scrubbing/cleaning the kitchen and bathrooms, laundry (wash/dry/iron/put away), bed making, sewing/mending, grocery list making and
grocery shopping, pet feeding, dog walks, dog poop pick up, cat litterbox cleaning, bill paying, paperwork sorting, playing the hostess and serving
company, gift shopping/gift wrapping/gift delivering, lawn mowing, weed plucking, leaf raking, snow shovelling, grass watering, garden tending...?
And if you have kids...
Who does the majority of doctor appointments, dentist appointments, bedtime stories, diaper changes, feeding time, burping, rocking, bath time, play
time, snack making, juice spill cleanups, nose blowing, scraped knees and ouchies, daycare drop off/pick up, school drop/off pick up, school lunch
making, homework helping, birthday party planning/food prep/serving/entertaining/cleanup, putting away toys, chaperone school outings....?
You'll never find out what's got your wife's knickers in a knot until you actually sit down and communicate with each other about what seems to be the
problem between the two of you.