Post # 1
Apprently having an uterus makes me uniquely qualified for certain chores around the home. Now don’t get me wrong, my husband does try to help out around the house – he will wash dishes, do laundry and run the vacuum, But I have come to the realization that only I clean the bathroom or scoop the litters or DUST (which I totally despise). I thought long and hard about makes me uniquely qualified to do these types of chores and I decided that it must be because I possess an uterus. God forbid, if I ever require removal of said uterus, I WILL have the doctor place it in a jar. I will then hand this jar to my husband and declare – “There, now YOU have the uterus! GET BUSY!!!”
Post # 3
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!! If you makes you feel better, only I scoop the litter in my house. FI can’t stomach it. I chalk it up to be tougher than him. 😉
Post # 4
When we first moved in together, we brainstormed a list of all of the chores that would need to get done, as well as the frequency for each task. Each of us went through and rated each chore as “like”, “tolerate”, or “hate”. Based on preferences, we tried to evenly divide the labor, minimizing how many “hate” chores each of us ended up with, and alternating if we both hated doing something. We’ve been doing this for a year, and so far, it’s worked out pretty well. We have a spreadsheet on the fridge that we update every time we do a chore, with the new due date and who is responsible for doing it.
Some of our friends tease us when they see the spreadsheet, but neither one of us has ever resented the other for not doing their fair share.
Post # 5
You think maybe he’s thinking “I guess having a penis makes me uniquely qualified to wash dishes, do the laundry, and vacuum!” ? You guys ought to sit down and write down all the chores there are to do, and see if you can’t trade off the ones you hate the most. Maybe he wouldn’t mind dusting so much, especially if he knew how much you hate it, and you wouldn’t mind doing some of the chores he currently does.
Post # 7
@IvyClimb: Oh HE hogs the yard work. I much much rather mow the lawn then dust. Good idea!
Post # 8
- Wedding: September 2010 - MacLean Park
Love that line! I’ll have to tell my mom about that one, she recently got a hysterectemy (sp?). We conform to pretty traditional home chore roles. I work from home, and he goes on the road a lot. So he gets to do yardwork, and I do the cleaning/laundry/dishes/cooking. Normally I’d complain, but as he makes 3x my salary when he’s out of town, I can’t seem to care!
Post # 9
I very rarely clean the bathroom. It doesn’t bother me if the bathroom is messy. I actually don’t even notice it!
Post # 10
@bluespurrs: It is funny because my uterus makes me the only one in the house that can wash the dishes 😉 My FI will do the other stuff that I detest (cleaning the bathroom, scrubbing floors etc) and he really isn’t very effective as a dish washer – takes him forever and he gets the whole kitchen wet (he told me in his house growing up they always used the dish washing machine!). If I end up cleaning more than him, he is responsible for taking our pug out to go “potty”… especially when it is snowing.
Post # 11
LOL this is so funny! I’m kind of traditional with the chores, but FI spoils me and he does a lot more than he even has to. We don’t live together yet, but luckily he’s a neat person and doesn’t mind chores. We cook and do dishes together when we are together, so I’m hoping that continues. I’m a laundry freak, so I HAVE to do all the laundry and I like it and he hates it so that works out. I think I’m more of the bathroom, dusting person though. I do hate those chores, but I feel like they’re necessary evils and since he vacuums which I loathe, I feel like it’s a fair compromise all around. I detest yard work though, so I get out of all that because of my uterus so I think it’s a win/win! lol
Post # 12
@mrbee: Oh, Mr. Bee (me slapping my forehead) – and my FH agrees, he doesn’t notice either. He does, however, notice when I spend all day chiseling the weld dust off the shower.
Post # 13
I can’t talk. I always tell my hubby it’s the man’s job to take out the trash.
Post # 14
I do the dishes and take care of the dog most days – this gets me out of doing things like vaccuming, cleaning the bathroom and yes, dusting. Hubby is the neat freak, I just want to be able to walk in the room.
Post # 15
I giggled at the title. Well-played, ma’am! 🙂 We’re pretty evenly split on chores, actually…we have a little board, lol.
Post # 16
My DH will not do dishes. He will practically throw a mini temper tantrum because he hates doing the dishes so much. I’m perfectly ok with doing the dishes every night if he takes out the trash and cleans the bathroom, the two chores that I despise. lol