Ok, I work full-time and come home to do 90% of the childcare and groceries, dinner, etc. It is getting very frustrating but my husband has a very demanding job and is back in school for a PhD! I'm going to scale back at work, but in the meantime, I am stressed. I need him to take more responsibilities, but at the same time, feel bad b/c my job is less stressful. What do you do in this situation? Do you have a schedule or some way to ensure everyone pitches in equally?Answer Question
Answer by ashisamom at 1:19 PM on Jun. 3, 2010
Answer by maxsmom11807 at 1:35 PM on Jun. 3, 2010
We take turns. Every other night either I put DD to bed or DH does. DD likes the switch off too. The same goes for baths, we switch off who gives them. I do the grocery shopping every Friday, and DH cooks the meals during the week. Cleaning takes place on Saturdays, when we are both home anyway. Since we both work, the house isn't getting that messy anyway, so cleaning isn't a huge deal.
Answer by Anonymous at 1:57 PM on Jun. 3, 2010
My husband gets the little ones ready for daycare in the mornings while I get ready for work. He works from home, so sometimes he has dinner started before we get home. Other times he takes the kids out to play while I cook dinner. I do a lot of grocery shopping after the kids go to bed, or he watches at least one of them if I have to go to the store on the weekend. After dinner I usually give baths while he cleans up the kitchen. I do most of the laundry and a pretty big share of the cleaning, but he takes care of the yard. We also have one teenager, and she takes care of the trash, breakfast dishes, and a few other chores. She also helps keep the little ones occupied sometimes while we are doing other tasks. We don't have any sort of schedule, but we have fallen into a routine that works for us.
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