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What chores does your husband do exclusively?

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6 Chores My Husband Is Much Better at Doing Than I Am

Posted by Sasha Brown-Worsham on January 29, 2013 

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In a house where things are equally divided, there are bound to be some chores at which one spouse is better and others at which the other spouse is better. Hopefully these things balance out. Yesterday, I wrote about the five chores my husband is NOT allowed to do. This is mostly because, well, he kind of sucks at them.

Luckily he doesn't suck at everything and there is a WHOLE lot he can do that I can't. And that, my friends, is called balance.

With no further ado, here are the six chores my husband must ALWAYS do in our house:

  1. Take out the trash: It's not an absolute. Certainly I have done it and am capable of doing it, but my spouse is much, much better at remembering the days our trash and recycling pick up. He is also stronger, so carrying two or three bags at one time is easier. Hence, this is his job almost exclusively.
  2. Kiss boo-boos: Yes, I am a mom, but I am not the world's most sensitive one. When my kids fall down, they go to their daddy who is much more loving and sensitive than I am. When he is home, they prefer him.
  3. Getting gas/car maintenance: When it has to do with our cars, I always defer to the old hubs. I know nothing about cars (I am a cliche).
  4. Finding our way: Again with the cliche! I have no sense of direction, so my husband is pretty much solely in charge of getting us anywhere we need to go. It works most of the time. Except for when it doesn't and we wind up lost somewhere deep in the East Village. But that's another story.
  5. Paying the bills: My husband is responsible for 99 percent of the bills in our house. I am aware of what is going on, but he handles the day to day on it.
  6. Walking the dog: This is one I just hate, so my hubs gets the fun. But seriously, the dog just likes him better!

What does your husband do exclusively?

by on Jan. 29, 2013 at 1:47 PM
Replies (31-40):
by on Jan. 30, 2013 at 1:36 AM

he is an expert at the following:

1. Putting our princess to sleep.

2. Scrubbing the bathtub.

3. Car maintenance.

4. Technology stuff at home.

5. Sewing ripped items.

by Amy :) on Jan. 30, 2013 at 3:37 AM

Just takes the trash out and he does the dishes after we eat dinner

by on Jan. 30, 2013 at 4:06 AM

My husband 

pays bills

washes laundry

takes out the trash

does the recycle

works hard doing contruction

cleans the house (vaccumms, does dishes)


supports and loves his family

I really lucked out ;)

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by Silver Member on Jan. 30, 2013 at 5:45 AM

He does the lawns unless our boys are home from college, I do everything else. I spoiled him.

by Bronze Member on Jan. 30, 2013 at 6:14 AM

car stuff

by on Jan. 30, 2013 at 6:57 AM
Car maintence, directions and mowing the lawn.
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by on Jan. 30, 2013 at 7:07 AM
Brings home a paycheck and cuts wood with the log splitter -- I handle EVERYTHING else.
by on Jan. 30, 2013 at 8:30 AM

Takes out the trash

Cleans out our cars/fills with gas/gets oil changed

Pays the bills

Kills bugs

Organizes videos/books/v-games (he gets OCD if they're out of order)

Other than that, I do everything else-because he won't

by on Jan. 30, 2013 at 8:56 AM

the only thing my dh does is put gas in the car because i do not drive 

by Amy on Jan. 30, 2013 at 3:17 PM

I guess his primary "chore" is taking care of the finances (I have anxiety with money and he's pretty good at it).  Otherwise, we pretty much share the household chores and parenting duties. 

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