When Franklin and I first lived together, who knew who should do what? Who knew that there were so many things that needed to be done when you have someone else with you. You’d think there would be less to do since there are two people to cut all the chores in half. Ha! Oh to be young and naïve. There are growing pains. The first few years, everyone is on their best behaviour. You get things done without being asked. Then you’re into the 7-12 year mark and things start to get blurry.
Once upon a time, there were specific chores that were expected to be done by woman and specific chores done by men.
Woman – Everything that has to be cleaned inside the house, including cooking. Take care of all the needs of people in the house, with her last.
Man – Maintain the outside of the house, including taking out the garbage. Pay all the bills.
Well, things have changed. Or have they? Woman work and help with the bills since life has become so expensive. That leaves less time to do all the cooking and cleaning. Men, will have to help with the chore list.
Have kids? Add this to the mix:
- Bath time
- Diaper changes
- Changing clothes
- Crafts/Book/Playdates time
Good luck newlyweds. You’re going to need it. (or is it just us? we both hate to do housework. like it or don’t like it, it doesn’t matter. somethings just need to be done)
Household Chore List
Clean and/or Organize
Pick up books and toys
Sort into loads
Take out garbage
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