I love my family, I really do. They are all great in their own and many wonderful ways. So how do I get them to help out around the house MORE without constantly nagging. complaining, and demanding? I have done all kinds of chore charts with rewards etc, I have made my husband Honey Do lists (that sit around so long they collect dust, even when they are taped to the fridge!!)
Sometimes I just think it's not even worth it and it's easier just to do it all - laundry, cleaning, meal planning, grocery shopping, bills, organizing, decorating, pet care, emails, scheduling etc etc etc myself. But then I get resentful and know that no matter what, with 2 capapble kids 7 and 17 and a husband I shouldnt be doing 95% of everything myself!
Most if the time they will do anything I ask, if I ask, and sometimes 5 times! Or they help when they feel like it and have a million excuses when I ask for help.
I do work, part time, but am in and out of the house all day. My husband works 6 days a week and of course the kids are in school. Also my dear family members each have certain mental health issues (all 3 have OCD) and 2 are on medication which I know for a fact affects drive or lack there of.
I wish I could just be so happy to be the doting mom, dutiful wife, and just be happy for help when I get it but not get so mad, resentful, and self pitying when I dont. And stop trying so hard to make everyone willingly behave like good little minions all the time!
What percent (Honestly ladies) do you do around the house and in general for your household and family?
How do you get them to help? What works?