(Closed) Household Duties during the summer! Teacher Bees!

posted 6 years ago in Married Life
  • poll: Do you take over your husband's household duties in the summer because you are off of work?
    No, we each do the same as we do during the school year : (13 votes)
    34 %
    Yes, I take over his "jobs" : (7 votes)
    18 %
    I take over some of his "jobs, " but once I go back to school he takes over his share again : (17 votes)
    45 %
    I take over some of his "jobs," but it's difficult to get him to do his share when school starts : (1 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2010

    I thought I would respond, although the boat I am in is a little different. I worked in the school system for 2 years and just recently left my job. I am taking some graduate courses online, and in a couple of weeks I am starting a part-time job taking care of a baby for a couple. We are trying to have a baby, so hopefully by the time I’m done with classes I will be a stay at home mom. So I’m attemting to make it a 75% 25% split, with me taking on the bulk of the chores, but keeping some things for him or for us to share.

    LAST SUMMER I did some stuff, such as cooking dinner more often than him, or doing laundry (usually his thing), but he also acknowleged that it was my break and he didn’t expect me to spend all day working. When the school year started up again we went right back to slitting things evenly.

     

    Post # 4
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    385 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    Yeah, in the summer I do more chores. We don’t  have specifically assigned jobs, so it’s not like I’m really doing “his” chores. I just do more laundry, dishes, cleaning, other housework/errands because I have more time. Usually he fills up his after work/weekend “chore” time with home improvement projects. Once school starts up things even back out naturally.

    Post # 5
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    330 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I don’t feel like I do more of his chores, except that I vacuum more, which is normally his thing. But I do cross off some of the big stuff while I have the time. Like purging the bookcases, backing up my computer, cleaning out closests, deep cleaning the kitchen & bathroom, etc. I find that working for a school means that spring cleaning becomes summer cleaning.

    Post # 6
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    602 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    We’re both teachers so everything stays the same.

    Post # 7
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    967 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I do the large cleaning chores…I cleaned out “that room” (our spare room was horrible), and I’m going to start cleaning out the kitchen cupboards and drawers…..

    We’re not huge neat freaks so it’s not a big deal to us…..right now it’s about decluttering so there’s less to try to keep clean 😀

    Post # 8
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I do more things that don’t REALLY matter in the summer, like LOTS of weeding…but really everything stays the same.  The only thing is that I go to my parents’ house in the summer for, like, weeks at a time…so he has to *gasp* do his own laundry.  =)

     

    What do you all teach?

    Post # 9
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    5065 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I do more during the summer as I’m off and SO has a second job. Once college has started again then he does more than his fair share as he sees how tired I am. I tend to cook more when during the summer holidays.

    Post # 11
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    5065 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I can teach Social care Studies but at the moment I’m comfortable supporting in the classroom.

    Post # 12
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    967 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I’m actually an  educational assistant and I work job coaching high school students with special needs….

    Post # 13
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    Pretty much my husband’s jobs don’t exist. I fully expect to be doing the same amount that I am now when school starts up again. When I want my husband to do things, I just ask. Like bathrooms are his and usually taking out the trash, fixing things, that kind of thing. He just usually doesn’t take the initiative, I have to remind him and he does it. 

    Post # 14
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I am a reading coach at a charter school.  FYI. =)

    Post # 15
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    385 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    @peachacid:  I teach 2nd grade. And one thing I will *not* do in the summer is weeding! gah- i hate that job Tongue Out

    Post # 16
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    He still does his chores but the ones we share I do if I am off for summer break.

    We both hate doing the supermarket shop with a passion so do week about but if I am off I do it and don’t mind as I can do it during the day when its less busy.  

    Also I cook dinner most nights if I am off, whereas when we both work we do turn about with that too.

    He still does his jobs (the bathrooms, toilets and all outside jobs incl rubbish).

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