Photo: the italian voice via flickr
I’ve got a great husband. Let me just put that out there front and centre. My mom sometimes gives me pointed looks because she sees how great he is and I think she thinks I expect too much of Sean. (She thinks I should iron his shirts, for example, which I don’t, but I do buy him those never-iron shirts at Mark’s Work Warehouse! See how we make things work?) And while I don’t think anyone deserves a medal for doing his or her fair share of housework and parenting, I do truly appreciate that duties at our house are shared pretty fairly.
Neither of us is a clean freak. That is both a good and bad thing, I suppose. No one gets mad at the other about mess, but we both end up in a “man, we better clean the house this weekend” situation fairly often. Sean was tidier before he met me — his mother talks about him making his own bed and asking to learn how to do his own laundry at a strangely early age. (Sean also didn’t drink beer before he met me, so I’ve clearly been both a good and bad influence on him.) We’re not hoarders or anything…just don’t come and visit us unannounced, OK?
I know lots of different things impact how you run your household — mostly the personalities of you and your partner. Here’s how it works for us (more or less):
I’m curious how you and your partner divide up household responsibilities. Do you feel it’s a fair division? And how many of you hire a house cleaner?
Photo by the italian voice via Flickr
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