- Miss Mochaccino
- 5 years ago
- Wedding: June 2012
During our first few months of marriage, I had a part time job (3 days per week) and DH was working full time in a challenging job with a stressful commute. Needless to say, I willingly took on all household chores (laundry, cleaning house, making meals) and didn’t think a thing of it. While I was working part-time, DH told me daily that he thought working part-time was not enough (and lazy) and urged me to get a full time job. After several months of searching, I did. I told him i would not have as much time to care for our home, and he said that was fine. Now that we are both working full time, however, I’m finding it truly impossible to keep our home running wtihin the limited hours I am home each day.
2 nights per week, I have the same commute as DH, and 3 nights per week, I have an easier commute. Both of us always arrive home between 7pm-8:30pm. As soon as I am home, I usually change clothes, make dinner, and do some very basic straightening up of our home, but no deep cleaning as by the time we eat and do the dishes, it is time for bed.
ypically, DH gets home, changes clothes, and does something (emails, phones home, etc) in his study while I finish getting dinner ready. Both of us go to bed together . . . around 10:30pm . . . and that’s that! 2 hours together in the evening and 30-45 min together in the morning is what we have . . . and between interacting and eating, there is no time for me to clean the house.