Last week we talked about the chores that our spouses do so I thought it would be fun this week to talk about the things that we all do. I have to admit, I had to really think about this one because Dale does a lot for me. Still, I managed to come up with Ten Chores I Do That My Spouse Could Do But Doesn’t.
- Meal planning – from breakfasts to dinners, whether for the two of us or a big family holiday, I own it. And that means that I also do the –
- Grocery shopping. It’s just easier for me to get it done. And I don’t really mind the shopping part. The schlepping of the groceries into the house, though? I’m not a fan.
- Feeding the cat. He feeds Dixie, I feed Mason. It works best this way.
- Paying the bills. The mortgage, the car payment, the credit card . . . blech.
- Laundering the sheets and towels. Dale does our clothing but I do everything else. And so I am also the one
- Changing the sheets. I love it when they are clean and fresh but I abhor actually doing it.
- Vacation planning. This is one I (mostly) don’t mind!
- Scheduling of car maintenance: oil changing, tire rotating, you know the drill. If I don’t take care of this it doesn’t get done and then our cars (and wallets!) suffer.
- Shopping for gifts. And cards. Christmas, birthdays, all occasions, all gift selection, procurement and preparation belongs to me.
- Maintaining our social calendar. Like vacation planning, I don’t really mind this. I do, however, get a little aggravated when Dale expects me to just know stuff that he hasn’t actually told me about.
I think our division of labor and chores works out pretty well and as far as I know Dale does, too. We’ve got things divided according to our own individual strengths and schedules and that’s what really matters. Did you write a post for today? Please click the button to add a link to your post. Do you want to receive the Ten on Tuesday email every Monday? Then click here to subscribe.