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Thread: Does Your Husband Help With Chores?

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    My husband is such a help around the house !!!!!!!!! My computer and quilting is upstairs. Here's how it goes.

    Keith: I'm going to do the laundry. I have some jeans that need to be washed.
    Me: I'll be done in a little bit and I will do it.
    Keith: No problem, I said I would do it. What soap do you use?
    Me: Keith, just leave it and I will do it.
    Keith: No, I'm going to do it. Just tell me what soap to use.
    Me: It's in the blue jug.
    Keith: How much should I use?
    Me: Fill the cap up to the first mark.
    Keith: What setting on the washer should I use?
    Me: Rolling my eyes and going downstairs to show him the setting.

    I hope he doesn't decide to do anything else :roll:
    He does know how to fix soups and stews, all by himself.

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    NO it would be a wierd life if I had a husband!!!!! No way. I would love it if I had a wife who would do all of that with me though.

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    That's funny! I can relate. Mine can be helpful if he wants to. The problem is getting him to want to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KathyAire
    My husband is such a help around the house !!!!!!!!! My computer and quilting is upstairs. Here's how it goes.

    Keith: I'm going to do the laundry. I have some jeans that need to be washed.
    Me: I'll be done in a little bit and I will do it.
    Keith: No problem, I said I would do it. What soap do you use?
    Me: Keith, just leave it and I will do it.
    Keith: No, I'm going to do it. Just tell me what soap to use.
    Me: It's in the blue jug.
    Keith: How much should I use?
    Me: Fill the cap up to the first mark.
    Keith: What setting on the washer should I use?
    Me: Rolling my eyes and going downstairs to show him the setting.

    I hope he doesn't decide to do anything else :roll:
    He does know how to fix soups and stews, all by himself.

    Sounds just like home!!! Mine helps out some, but usually not until he knows Im not a happy camper, which annoys me to no end. He is retired... I am not - Ugh!

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    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.

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    We got married in 1967. We lived in a fourth floor walk up apartment and we had to go to a laundromat to do our laundry. He learned how to do wash back then. When we got our own home and our own washer-dryer, he did his wash and I did mine and the household wash like towels and linens.

    Now he is semi-retired and I have my longarming business. He does all the wash, the outside chores like snow removal and lawn mowing, and all the grocery shopping. I take care of upkeep of the inside of the home. We share cooking.

    This works well for us. We both have some energy and some time left over for each other every day.

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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.
    Very nice and thoughtful person. Mine too.

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    I don't mind cooking...my parents get upset that he cooks. They do not understand that he enjoys cooking and the food shopping. I do the baking but he does not like sweets/cookies so i do not do much of it. I also clean...and always do the dishes and put them away.

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    i'm confused.

    you feel inconvenienced because your husband wants to contribute to the housework?
    he wants to do a chore but apparently isn't sure how to do it correctly?

    where's the problem? sounds more like an opportunity to me.

    if you show him - without foolishly making him feel like a useless idiot - he'll be able and willing to do that chore more often.

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    My DH will do anything and everything. Like Carol wrote, from cleaning the car up to dusting to cleaning the toilets (yech) he does it all. DH is an operating engineer, works almost all year, he has been off since the first week of Nov., just got a call back last week.

    JulieM

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    we have 5 acres and a nice size house, he does all the outside and I do all the inside, he's real good at letting me know when I'm behind too!!! LOL, he's very patient and pitches in when he needs to, sorta like KathyAire's does. it's just easier to do it myself.

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    Julie that is AWESOME so happy that he is now employed...its been a horrible time for so many.
    Quote Originally Posted by JulieM
    My DH will do anything and everything. Like Carol wrote, from cleaning the car up to dusting to cleaning the toilets (yech) he does it all. DH is an operating engineer, works almost all year, he has been off since the first week of Nov., just got a call back last week.

    JulieM

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    One of the advantages of marrying a man that was over 50 and had been on his own for a while......he learned how to do those things!!!! LOL My DH is a GREAT vacuumer.....he does a much better job than me!

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    I don't mind...he does enough as it is. I would rather has a few chores that are just mind..just like I have not interest in snowblowing.
    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceJ
    i'm confused.

    you feel inconvenienced because your husband wants to contribute to the housework?
    he wants to do a chore but apparently isn't sure how to do it correctly?

    where's the problem? sounds more like an opportunity to me.

    if you show him - without foolishly making him feel like a useless idiot - he'll be able and willing to do that chore more often.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stewyscrewy
    NO it would be a wierd life if I had a husband!!!!! No way. I would love it if I had a wife who would do all of that with me though.
    Hilarious, you goofball! LOL thanks for making me laugh as Im stuck here at work, while he is reclining and snoozing.

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    My husband spends his evenings downstairs watching sports, so he happily does a Lot of laundry. He leaves mine for me, which is a good thing. He does not do housework. I do all the cooking, and he does all dishes and keeps our stove sparkling. He often stops at the market when he's out & about to buy the kinds of things he likes to snack on (yogurt, bananas, popcorn, and an occasional box of ice cream).

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    they also change over the years and when the kids move out and are grown...its now a feeling of choice not like you have to...hard to explain...
    Quote Originally Posted by amandasgramma
    One of the advantages of marrying a man that was over 50 and had been on his own for a while......he learned how to do those things!!!! LOL My DH is a GREAT vacuumer.....he does a much better job than me!

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    My DH would eat soup (and has many times) straight from the can if there isn't someone here to heat it for him. He does the dishes and mows the yard. He also works on my car and does things like brake jobs/oil changes/general maintenance. But he takes it to my brother's house and they do it together. My brother has a huge hydraulic car lift so DH doesn't have to bend. His back doesn't do that well since there's a metal ladder holding his spine together. I've tasted his cooking, seen his laundry and cleaning methods. I'll do the rest myself, thank you. In the almost 16 yrs we've been married he's never cleaned a toilet, sink or bathtub, swept, mopped or vacuumed a floor, changed and/or made a bed, sorted laundry, dusted or washed a window.

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    yes...all the time, we do most of the household (stuff) together...we take turns fixing dinner...usually make it together on the weekends, after dinner we both work on clean up. regular cleaning...who ever puts something in the hamper -sees it full- takes it to the washer and starts laundry. he cleans the bathrooms, i vacuum. he mops the kitchen, i dust...he loads the dishwasher, i unload it...ect. we are a pretty good team :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by suebee
    Quote Originally Posted by stewyscrewy
    NO it would be a wierd life if I had a husband!!!!! No way. I would love it if I had a wife who would do all of that with me though.
    Hilarious, you goofball! LOL thanks for making me laugh as Im stuck here at work, while he is reclining and snoozing.
    I am not a goof ball..... I am a ball full of goofie ness..... he he he

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    Quote Originally Posted by suebee
    Quote Originally Posted by stewyscrewy
    NO it would be a wierd life if I had a husband!!!!! No way. I would love it if I had a wife who would do all of that with me though.
    Hilarious, you goofball! LOL thanks for making me laugh as Im stuck here at work, while he is reclining and snoozing.
    I am not a goof ball..... I am a ball full of goofie ness..... he he he

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    Mine mows the lawn, trims the trees, does a lot of the cooking, the grocery shopping, some laundry, cleans the tub, takes out the trash, and more.

    He doesn't dust, only vacuums once in a while, and doesn't shovel snow. lol. Lucky for us the snow doesn't hang around very long so neither of us shovel!

    He's a keeper!

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    My DH and I have been married for 41 years today. He cracks me up...he will wash one pair of socks or one shirt if it's what he wants to wear. He'll go to the grocery store by himself if there's no more than 5 items on the list. He doesn't clean house, but he pays someone to come in and do it for us...even better! He doesn't know how to cook, but he's the drive-thru king. He's a keeper for me.

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    My husband DOES the chores, cooking, household, the whole thing. He is retired, I am not.

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    My husband will help out if I ask and then give him a list. But he will never offer on his own. He has an important , stressful job so I tend to do everything around our home. I don't really mind because I tend to be picky about how things are cleaned, etc..

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