Question: Do you have gender specific household chores?
Total Votes: 40
Do you have gender specific household responsibilities in your relationship?
I ask because my husband and I follow the old traditional gender roles our parents and grandparents followed and it works for us. I'm not saying that any other model is better or worse. I am just curious what the norm is these days. I have friends that share roles in their relationships and friends that are old school like us.
So I don't mow the lawn, I've never even started a lawn mower; Actually, I don't take care of the yard at all. I don't tend to the needs of the cars. I don't fix anything that's broken, I don't build anything that needs building; let's face it I don't use tools at all! I don't grill food on a bbq, don't even know how to start one. I don't take care of the garage and I don't take the trash out.
My husband has no responsibilities in the house, he never has scrubbed a toilet or shower, he doesn't do dishes, he doesn't sweep or vacuum, he doesn't fold clothes, he doesn't dust or wash windows. Overall, he has no responsibilities for chores in the home.
We are both involved and share responsibility for the needs of our children though.
Honestly, I think he has the better deal, because yard work and bbqing tends to be more seasonal!