So DH and I were just talking about some of the cleaning and chores that need to be done this weekend. Our house is a mess right now because I haven't felt up to doing much (still battling m/s) but there seems to be a light at the end of the tunnel so I would like to get some things done on Saturday. DH commented on how we need to try harder to keep on top of the daily chores throughout the week so that our house stays clean. That comment in itself is slightly annoying considering the reason I am sick and miserable is because I am carrying our child.
I suggested that we draw up a chore chart to help divvy up the housework so that we can keep the house spic and span since I am a total neat freak and the mess really bothers me. DH seemed so excited about this so he volunteered to draw one up. Here's how it was broke down:
My chores - cook dinner, dishes, load and empty dishwasher, laundry, dusting, vaccuuming, clean bathrooms except for showers.
His chores - scrub showers, pick up after himself, put dirty clothes in laundry hamper, house projects.
Ummm...wtf are house projects? I understand that there will always be things to get done around the house that take a little bit of extra time, but I always help him if I am home and able to help. And to be technical I pick up after myself on a regular basis and put my dirty clothes in the hamper when I take them off! So the only things he wants to be responsible for are the showers and 'house projects'? Seriously?!?!
Am I overreacting here? I don't mind doing most of the things he listed out for me but it would be nice if some of these things could be a shared responsibility - like both of us doing the dishes after dinner so that one of us isn't stuck in the kitchen alone while the other one relaxes. Any suggestions or words of wisdom are welcome!
Sorry so long..I didn't realize I was so worked up!