+ Reply to Thread
Page 3 of 5 FirstFirst 12345 LastLast
Results 21 to 30 of 43
  1. #21
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    959
    Thanks
    564
    Thanked
    614
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    I'm home full time with a 3 yo and 1 yo so do most of the everyday stuff. DH works 12 hr days 6 days per week for 4 weeks then gets a full week off. On his full week off we do a full over haul of the house, fans, walls, glass, etc. I do bathrooms and mop the Floors weekly. Hubby gets home at 530, dinner is usually ready and he does the dishes afterwards, helps bath the kids and puts at least one of them to bed. He does outside, lawns and weeds, hoses down patio etc. on his Sunday off or after work. He often walks in and grabs the stick vacuum and runs it over the floor.
    All in all I know he is a great help, but he often doesn't take initiative and I have to ask him to do things, he usually does it straight away though. Also when I go to play sport if I leave a clean basket of washing he will usually fold it, but otherwise I do all the washing.
    Re reading that I feel pretty lucky. But my hubby is also seriously ocd so that works in my favour for the most part.

  2. #22
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    my house
    Posts
    17,696
    Thanks
    1,391
    Thanked
    7,285
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 postsRuby Star - 15,000 posts
    There isn't anything that my husband wouldn't do but I do most because my husband works very long hours and I work 3 days a week. 2/3 of our kids are in school.

    Last week he worked 67 hours. I'm not about to ask him to vacuum or clean the toilet after a 14 hour day in a very physical job.

  3. #23
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Perth
    Posts
    8,544
    Thanks
    1,351
    Thanked
    2,307
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    I do everything . I'm a single mother.

  4. #24
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Posts
    1,141
    Thanks
    11
    Thanked
    688
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    My husband will honestly do anything if I asked and desperately needed it. But I'm not the asking for help type haha. He takes out the trash and does most of the yard work. He also goes through the toy/storage room every few months as a declutter/tidy up. He cooks dinner sometimes but he likes cooking. Only other job really is doing dishes but that's a pretty recent thing and it's due to an injury which makes it excruciating for me to do (he peels all my veggies for the same reason) but ha said he is going to buy me a dish washer.

  5. #25
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    1,403
    Thanks
    93
    Thanked
    387
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Well I'm a sahm so I don't expect him to do much, he cooks the best BBQ chicken so he's in charge of that every now and then. He does the kids bath after dinner and takes the trash out.
    Does most of the yard word and tends the pool.
    He's very capable and I think he would do great in the kitchen and laundry but I don't think I've ever seen him clean the bathroom and he's hopeless at ironing...

  6. #26
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Posts
    102
    Thanks
    17
    Thanked
    44
    Reviews
    0
    Husband works which allows me to be home. I do most things with the help of a cleaner and gardener. He would do anything if I asked but I rarely do as I would prefer he spends time playing with the kids which he is super hands on with. If I start working/wasn't happy with situation he would do a lot more. Works for us.

  7. #27
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    2,555
    Thanks
    879
    Thanked
    559
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    I am a SAHM for the first term of this year (long story) but I do pretty much everything.
    House, I mow, take out the rubbish/bins, feed pets, bath kids, wash, cook, clean, shop and pay bills.

    My youngest child is 7 tgis year, so I find it pretty cruisy actually, having the weekdays to myself.

    DH works very hard to support us all and allow me to be at home so I don't begrudge him not helping out. It works well in our household.

  8. #28
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    7,160
    Thanks
    1,701
    Thanked
    3,395
    Reviews
    4
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    My DH and I have changed roles so much in the last few years so it's always in flux!!
    Without being asked he...
    Takes rubbish out
    Cleans up after dinner
    Irons his clothes etc (I'm never going to do this! )
    Fills up cars
    Mows/outside jobs
    Cleans his toilet etc.

    He often does
    DD bath and bedtime
    Helps with her dinner
    Changes nappies gets her dressed
    Will often get up with her on weekends and let me sleep
    Takes her out if I need a break.

    He goes through periods of being super helpful though. Lol.
    But I'm currently not working and studying so I'm doing housework more often. Which is fine. I also cook because he's not a great cook.

  9. #29
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    2,969
    Thanks
    3,590
    Thanked
    892
    Reviews
    15
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    My DH cooks on the days he gets home first and some weekends, all the outdoor chores except weeding, sweeps and mops floors, cleans kitchen and sometimes vacuums floors and picks up abd occasionally helps me do the folding. Usually when Im putting it on the bed and he wants to sleep lol.

    The main thing he doesnt do is empty and refill the dishwasher of a morning (this is a major issue for me), laundry and toilet

    We both parent the kids

  10. #30
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Posts
    1,141
    Thanks
    11
    Thanked
    688
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Ahalfdozen View Post
    My husband will honestly do anything if I asked and desperately needed it. But I'm not the asking for help type haha. He takes out the trash and does most of the yard work. He also goes through the toy/storage room every few months as a declutter/tidy up. He cooks dinner sometimes but he likes cooking. Only other job really is doing dishes but that's a pretty recent thing and it's due to an injury which makes it excruciating for me to do (he peels all my veggies for the same reason) but ha said he is going to buy me a dish washer.
    I should add to this that apart from the dishes which I asked him to help with, the rest is his own choosing.
    I am a sahm to 4 kids (5.5, 4, 3 and 18 months) incl one with special needs and one that has several issues but undiagnosed. So I'm sure I will be able to take over the rest of what he does once they are all a bit older. My housework falls really far behind occasionally as I go through really sleep deprived periods due to the one with issues having sleeping problems and goes through phases of only 1-2 hours of sleep a night. So usually after a few months of that, when I get too tired to barely move, he will sometimes help out a bit more but usually I'm just happy that he lets me pot around and get to it when I can. He doesn't complain.


 

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
christmas gift guidesee all Red Stocking
BAE The Label
Versatile, premium maternity wear that you will love throughout pregnancy and long after. Cleverly designed for for all stages of motherhood so that you can 'Just be you (+1)'.
sales & new stuffsee all
Bub Hub Sales Listing
HAVING A SALE? Let parents know about it with a Bub Hub Sales listing. Listings are featured on our well trafficked Sales Page + selected randomly to appear on EVERY page
featured supporter
Pea Pods Reusable Nappies
Pea Pods are the smart choice when it comes to choosing what's best for you, your baby and the environment. Affordable and simple to use, Pea Pods keep your baby dry & happy. Visit our website to find your nearest stockist or order online.
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!