(Closed) Apprently having an uterus makes me uniquely qualified

posted 8 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

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 # 8
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Busy bee
  • 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
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Sugar bee

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@bluespurrs:  It is funny because my uterus makes me the only one in the house that can wash the dishes 😉     My Fiance 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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

LOL this is so funny! I’m kind of traditional with the chores, but Fiance 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
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@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
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

I can’t talk. I always tell my hubby it’s the man’s job to take out the trash.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: Private home

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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

My Darling Husband 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

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