You're not actually disagreeing with me as I agree with most of what you have said?
My main point is that during the day, while a parent is home, they generally have time to do SOME domestic chores and they should do so. I don't buy that a parent spends all their time doing activities with their kids.
This also depends on the number of kids, whether you study, volunteer, etc all of which limit our time in the day and of course then time to spend on domestic stuff gets limited accordingly.
I was just saying that for me personally I wouldn't watch TV during the day, and then hand my DH a mop when he gets in from work, just to ensure he does his fair share. I'd rather so it myself so we can chill together in the evening.
Having said that, we have a cleaner and my house is not exactly spotless. I certainly don't clean every one of my days off work. And my DH is excellent at cleaning and tidying and I'm sure he does actually do 50% in the end.
About the work thing, there is NO way anyone can say that being at work is easier than home and vice versa. It totally depends on your situation at home (# of kids, whether you enjoy being a SAHM, social life) as well as the type of job you have. For me although I love my job, it is quite stressful and demanding and my two days off a week (soon to be one) are a walk in the park in comparison. BUT I found being home full-time unbearable so it works for me.