with Angella Dykstra
I'm a mom of three, a professional accountant, and an amateur photographer and writer. I am not a marriage expert. But my husband and I take "Til death do us part" seriously, and here I'll be sharing how we keep our marriage strong while we both do that insane work-life juggle.
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How do you resolve chores? Our current resolution is a list. I was allowed to make the list, as my standards are higher. I wrote down what needs to be done and the frequency. Then we just need to make sure that it gets done. It’s Day 3. The house is clean. My husband is tense. Oy.
I…am the wrong person to ask. I am no Pigpen, no, but I married a man with very high standards when it comes to house cleaning. I do groceries and I make meals and I do laundry (as does he) but he is, shall we say, particular when it comes to house cleaning.
We both work full-time and while we manage to keep on top of dishes and laundry and such, sometimes I think that the bathrooms can wait a few more days. We have three kids, and extra-curricular activities, freelance work (me) and manly activities such as hunting (him) and sometimes the toilets (and floor scrubbing) can wait. So says me.
It’s definitely been a sore spot for us, but he knows full well that his standards are extremely high and that when I’m away from our house for work fifty hours a week, there really is only so much I can/want to do.
We don;t have a set list of chores - we just do what we can, when we can. Things like dishes and laundry happen every day, by whomever is home to deal with them. Deep cleaning (usually) happens on the weekend. Or the next weekend.
OK, readers. You’re probably better than I am with the advice on this one. How do you deal with the division of chores? Do any of you newlyweds have any questions you want to submit for this series?
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