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Thread: Does Your Husband Help With Chores?

  1. #101
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rock Lady
    My husband is an accountant and the only thing he picks up is a pencil.
    It's a start. LOL

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    That's funny....But, I do have a husband that is a real keeper. Been married close to 40 yrs now.

    He does laundry
    He does grocery shopping
    He does housework
    Cooks meals
    Does clean up....

    You ask and he will do.

    See....he is a keeper, and no you can't have him

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    My husband was 12 1/2 years older than me so I always said when he retired I would go to work, which is what pretty much happened. I had started working about a year before he retired. I said he could do everything since I had done it for so many years plus raising 4 kids, while he travelled; and I might add that he thought I didn't do any of it right. And he did everything and never let me forget it. When I would walk in the door he would make sure I knew he had mopped the floor. He did all the laundry, but left it wrinkled in the basket for me to fold. I got awfully tired of steak or pork chops, baked potatos and salad, but I never complained. At least I didn't have to do the stuff in addition to a full time job. Now it is just me doing the yard work and the cleaning, and the sewing, and....and....and....but I never complain.

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    Nope he doesnt help but my fault. He works long hours electrical and HVAC contractor. Here how crazy I am. We own a small farm about 800 acres and a little over a 100 head of cow calf pairs, I do most of the feeding and haying he did buy me a cab tractor a couble of years ago. If something brakes around here I fix it are tear it up trying to fix it. It gets worse I fix his dinner plate and take it too him lay out his clothes run his bath do I spoil him dang right

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    My husband is from the old school that the women do all that's needed in the house and the men take care of everything outside unless they need help. LOL

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    My husband is the tidy freak...and I am not so tidy at times but I am a clean freak...so between us we have a pretty good think going...LOL. And shares in the cooking as well. He won't do laundry though, or clean bathrooms...but I will gladly take those on myself. I married a wonderful man

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    Quote Originally Posted by carolaug
    My husband cooks, cleans, mows, cleans the car, loves to go food shopping, snowblower, trash, dump, cleans toilets, laundry. Pretty much everything...I do ask him not to put stuff in the dryer or fold clothes and he does not like to sweep...but he vacuums...I have no complaints except when he cleans my sewing room...looks great but I can't find a thing, and he does tend to buy the same foods...unless I give him a list and a recipe.
    OMG!! Can I clone him????

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    I got a good one. When we first lived together we both worked and I told him I didn't own the housework. I cooked, he loaded dishwasher. I shopped & cooked (I wanted to). We both cleaned and went to the laundromat together. Once we had a house I liked doing yard work and we hired out house cleaning. he continued to do laundry. And car stuff and repair stuff.

    Now I'm disabled and unable to do much and he'd rather I use what little energy I have to play with him (we are both retired), so he does all dishes, tho he complains about unloading dishwasher from time to time, so if I've got energy I'll do it, does all laundry, shopping (I make up list), he has found a cheap place to buy flower bouquets weekly, we both will run a vac once in a while, dust a little, etc. It's time to find a new house cleaner. We both are clutterers and if we have some one coming in every 2 weeks it forces us to be neater. Part of my job is all paperwork and complaints...sometimes that gets to be a full time job!

    Sadly, we both spend waaayyy too much time in doctor's waiting rooms. He jokes he should have a time card and it's not too far from the truth. I gotta say he stepped up to the plate a long time ago. I knew too many women who became disabled and their husbands walked out on 'em to ever complain too much.

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    My husband is the best ever! We share all the duties -- cooking, cleaning, airplane building (his hobby); and he's always so handy when I have an "engineering" problem with my quilting or crafting.

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    I figure since we both work we both need to do house work. I work more hours and am on my feet. He sits all day and says he needs to rest when he gets home !!!! Once in a while I can almost get him to do the dinner dishes but he seems to get distracted by his computer before their done. His elderly parents live with us also so most of the care for them falls on me. I hate to admit it but it's really starting to get to the point where I'm getting very angry inside and it's affecting our relationship. Appears he doesn't care, he does what he wants.

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    My DH is wonderful about doing what needs doing and not complaining about it. My health often does not permit me to do the simplest chores, and he just steps in and takes over. Cooking, cleaning, shopping... he will handle it all. And he doesn't complain about what doesn't get done either. I don't have anything to gripe about with him. So what if he doesn't do it just the way I would have. It gets done and that suits me just fine! I smile, give him a hug and say thank you.

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    My husband does nothing... NOTHING. but he bought a diamond necklace for me for Christmas... does that count? Sure it does (but I'm having him return it, I never have a place to wear it!). We've been married 40+ years, and he never has done anything. I tell people that I've never told him where the pots and pans are, so he can't cook, can he? I'll keep him anyway, in every other area he's as good as they come!

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    In answer to your question, "Does Your Husband Help With Chores?"............... ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha
    :lol: :roll:
    ROFL
    LMBO
    and my own acronym for "Ha! You have GOT to be kidding!" = HYHGTBK!!!!

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    My hubby is good at laundry and that is about it. He has such severe allergies to grass that I do all the mowing, 3 acres of it! LOL But, he doesn't do much else. He is an over the road truck driver so he really isn't home much.

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    He helped when I was working, I retired June 2nd and he still does something, especially in the winter, summers the yard work keeps him busy, so he doesn't help as much. He is nearing 70 and the energy isn't what it use to be. He cooks breakfast every weekend. I am happy for all the help I get.

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    My husband thinks that because he takes out the trash, mows (which in IL is about 6 months out of year) and changes the oil in my car has done his part. :o/ It gets frustrating doing all the rest...

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    Since my husband retired, he will do some chores that were formerly "mine". He discovered , of all things, the swiffer lol. Everyday after breakfast he runs the swiffer in the kitchen, foyer, and on the hardwood floor in FR. He will also vaccum the house once a week. I LOVE IT. He takes care of the outside work, which I HATE.

    He also will load the dishwasher after dinner.

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    I've really enjoyed reading this thread. So many of you ladies are very fortunate to have a husband who is actually helpful. Then there are those who have husbands who "try" and they do the job (but just not up to our particular standards), but that is okay - they are trying. Then there are husband's like the original poster - who ask "how do I do this" (is it because they are hoping we will get frustrated & do it ourselves *or* they just do not retain information - because it is probably the 25th time they have asked the same question???
    But my big question is this ladies - my hubby retired 4 years ago and doesn't do housework. I have been unable to work for the last 15years because of health issues, but I have to do housework or it doesn't get done (which happens more often than not-at least he doesn't complain..) BUT - when do I get to retire??? I figure we are all still employed - doing housework! lol!

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    When the kids got to be teens they did all the housework for their allowance, car privileges, etc. If they didn't want to clean then no allowance or use of the car. Their choice. They learned real fast how to keep the house clean by not making a mess to clean up. When they went to college DH does all the yard, car, house maint. I do the house cleaning. We both do laundry and cooking. He does part of the grocery shopping and all the bill paying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marmalade
    I've really enjoyed reading this thread. So many of you ladies are very fortunate to have a husband who is actually helpful. Then there are those who have husbands who "try" and they do the job (but just not up to our particular standards), but that is okay - they are trying. Then there are husband's like the original poster - who ask "how do I do this" (is it because they are hoping we will get frustrated & do it ourselves *or* they just do not retain information - because it is probably the 25th time they have asked the same question???
    But my big question is this ladies - my hubby retired 4 years ago and doesn't do housework. I have been unable to work for the last 15years because of health issues, but I have to do housework or it doesn't get done (which happens more often than not-at least he doesn't complain..) BUT - when do I get to retire??? I figure we are all still employed - doing housework! lol!
    Hire a maid service for day or week and when he sees the bill he will probably start helping if he realizes how much there needs to be done to do to maintain a standard of cleanness that you won't do it all when he is able to do half of it.

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    Mine is great...but it's been a work in progress. Last summer (2009) I had two surgeries, back to back, and was on 12 weeks of bed rest/recovery. In the first week I realized that my husband had no idea how to clean a bathroom or how to use a toilet scrubber. He brought me my laptop and had me print out a list of all the chores I do on each day and walked him through them all from my recliner.

    Now, he teaches our girls (we homeschool) their Wednesday lessons "so I could have a day of quilting all to myself" as he puts it. Throughout the week I teach while keeping the house cleaned and cooking so when he comes home he has nothing to do but relax and so he started the Wednesday routine, without being asked, to "show his appreciation and to feel more like he's a part of the kids' schooling." He does all of the cleaning for that day while teaching and cooking. If I'm sick he picks up the stuff I don't get to throughout the day. Then, on Sundays, we drop everything and have a family day with church and then family fun. My husband only has Wednesdays and Sundays off so for him to offer to take on the kids' school for that day was a real treasure for me. It's nice for me to have a day off too. :D

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    My hubby is a mechanic so anything mechanical around the house that needs fixing gets done. He will cook and take care of the boys if I need a break too. But the laundry and housework is all mine! I'm a stay-at-home mom so the house is my work lol :)

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