Chores should not be about gender but respect

“The Rose Bowl is the only bowl I’ve ever seen that I didn’t have to clean.” ~Erma Bombeck

I don’t know many people that enjoy doing housework. It’s one of those things you know needs to get done, but finding the motivation to do it can be a challenge.

Like most households, my wife and I both work full time jobs therefore the preconceived notion that housework and laundry are woman’s chores is no longer fair.

Over our eleven year marriage, my wife and I have successfully split household chores down the middle. Inside she does the cooking, shopping and laundry and I do the dusting, vacuuming and cleaning of the bathrooms; outside she does all the pruning and gardening, while I cut the grass and pull the weeds.

It’s an arrangement that works for us – never exhausting one or the other to the point of bitterness or anger. Much like we both contribute financially to running the house, the same holds true for making sure it’s maintained properly.

The archaic days of saddling men and women with chores befitting their sex should be thrown out the window. Having a home means sharing it with another person – and that includes all the chores that comes along with it.

If you’re supporting these archaic beliefs at home it’s important to remember that you’re guaranteeing your children will no doubt follow suit one day.