Her chore:

vacuum

His:

mower

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16 Responses to “One reason why the division of household labor is never going to feel entirely fair”

  1. Mjr on February 17th, 2013 4:04 pm

    At least you have a fancy pants vacuum.

  2. melanie on February 17th, 2013 5:40 pm

    lol exactly but I too covet your vacuum!

  3. Alison on February 17th, 2013 6:04 pm

    I have the best of both worlds! Wait. Hmmm

  4. warcrygirl on February 17th, 2013 7:11 pm

    I’d rather stay indoors anyway. And how long does it take to vacuum versus cutting all that grass? I think your glass is half full.

  5. Jennifer on February 17th, 2013 7:18 pm

    When I had a huge yard I had to do the riding mower chore and I hated it (maybe having a cute boy on the mower with me would have helped).

  6. Linda on February 17th, 2013 8:28 pm

    Warcrygirl: yeah, but that assumes vacuuming is my ONLY boring indoor chore. I was just thinking how my kids are always soooo happy to help JB, but totally resistant to joining me in household work. Hmm, cool yardwork tools/shop equipment vs 409 and laundry — go figure. :)

  7. Lesley T. on February 17th, 2013 9:54 pm

    SO jealous–I had no idea your property bordered a creek/river/pond/lake-thing.

  8. Linda on February 17th, 2013 9:59 pm

    Lesley — it doesn’t, that was at JB’s family’s cabin on the Umpqua river about 90 minutes away. We go there a lot on the weekends.

  9. Holly on February 17th, 2013 10:31 pm

    Swap Week!

  10. Donna on February 18th, 2013 11:38 am

    I hate inside chores, but would work outside all day, and I don’t have a riding mower or a view!

  11. Em on February 18th, 2013 1:31 pm

    I so agree.

  12. Lesley T. on February 18th, 2013 2:44 pm

    D’oh! I’m an idiot.

    Oh well, still jealous since you aren’t too far from the cabin. :)

  13. Shawna on February 18th, 2013 7:35 pm

    I cut the grass about 50% of the time, but my husband vacuums 99% of the time, even though I don’t actually mind vacuuming.

    The only thing I pretty much never do is my most hated chore – washing the pots and pans that don’t go in the dishwasher. I’ll happily do laundry and clean washrooms if it means I never have to feel floating bits of food bump into my fingers in the murkey water. *gag*

  14. Amy M. on February 19th, 2013 7:33 am

    My 7-y-o son says his new year’s resolution is to help wash the dishes. So, when does that start?

  15. Ashley on February 19th, 2013 10:09 am

    Oh, yes. In our house, Mom is in charge of everything…except ice cream. Daddy is in charge of that!

  16. telegirl on February 20th, 2013 12:13 pm

    Yeah, and when they do finally do an inside chore they want a frigging medal for it. Just had “discussions” about this last night.

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