I dont think 'competently' should be the right thing to put there, isn't it kind of saying that men don't really know how to clean/look after kids/cook etc.?
My DP is awesome when it comes to all those things, especially cooking! I can cook (absolutely no doubt about that) but DP is amazing in the kitchen that i hardly ever make dinner. I have my dishes that i do, but he does a bulk of the cooking. Except for desserts, i do those and he does mains, it evens itself out
And the house work is distributed evenly. If i've been working most of the week (DP is taking time off work currently, due to injury) then he'll do alot of the housework, cos these days im drained with pregnancy tiredness and morning sickness. But if we're both home we'll do things together.
DP is definitely not one of these guys that doesn't know what a vaccuum cleaner looks like, hence why im with him
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19-06-2010 18:05 #81
19-06-2010 18:17 #82
Yes, his opinion is his job is his work, my job is our DD and OUR job is house work!! Even though I try and get all the house work done while he is at work!! But he always comes home and helps me with DD and what ever else I may need... I LOVE my AWESOME man!!
19-06-2010 18:44 #83Senior Member
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Yes he does.
Honestly I am the slack one in the relationship. I am happy to do the washing, but I hate doing dishes.
I don't have to ask him to do anything, he will do it. Its usually him asking me.
19-06-2010 18:46 #84Junior Member
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19-06-2010 20:18 #85
I'd say he does maybe 15% of the housework and 15% of the baby care.
20-06-2010 13:05 #86
I am reading over these post with my jaw on the floor... I cant believe how much help the guys give. I didnt think anything of it until I read this thread. It has actually made me resent him...
I spoke to him about it, and it has not changed a thing. He said he would help more, but hasnt at all and if I say can you do this, he is always doing something first... auuughh.
My husbands hours at work are greatly reduced and I am still doing it all...
I just dont know where to go with it from here... I saw someone say they trained their husband... HOW!
20-06-2010 13:07 #87
20-06-2010 13:09 #88
Yes - but he thinks he's a total hero for doing so
20-06-2010 13:42 #89
Yes he does
He moved straight out of his mums house and in with me (i'd been living out of home off and on since 16 so had a bit more "house" experience).
His mum did everything for him but when he moved in with me I flat out refused. He learnt quickly and it stuck
It is "our" house, "our" mess and just like equal parenting, I believe in equal housework! We both work so why should one do more housework then the other??
Equality all the way is the only way to go in our household
20-06-2010 16:03 #90
Yes, but not as much as he should particularly since I am studying and working full time. I would like if I didn't have to prompt him to do things, it makes me feel like his mother and a nag.
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