I am fascinated about how much interaction I have had over my long rambling house-work posts. As most of you know, I was working off stress in those, as I try frantically to ready for the arrival of son #2, C. I want Mr. Coffee, M, C, and I to be able to just ENJOY each other in the week ahead.
Since Mr. Coffee is a stay-at-home Dad, but I am the one who was raised to keep house, there is always a bit of a struggle inside me. He is more likely to “do over” behind me than I am to “do over” behind him, and I understand why. But it’s hard – after all, I have decades to confirm that “my” way will keep a house tidy without lots of excess work. And of course, I want certain things that I just don’t have time to tend to, but which I can’t reasonably expect of him.
I used to not mind cleaning bathrooms (since you can get everything wet) and I know Mr. Coffee likes mowing the lawn. Sadly, right now, there is NOTHING I enjoy cleaning, though I do like to cook (though I am not so great at it right now). I suppose I don’t mind feeding the animals; that must count for something.
What sort of house-work struggles do ya’ll have with your partners and spouses?
And aside from that, what chores do you mind the most and least?