The arrangement we have suits us. Husband works full time and is away from home half the time. I work part time and do the majority of the household jobs. I get my kids to help me now. My husband contributes when he can. My only gripe is the languaging around the shared household duties. My husband always says… “I’ll help you with that ….” …. and furthermore I often thank him for helping me. Albeit minor, the messaging implies that all the parenting and household chores are my responsibility which is true but this arrangement may not be aligned with the expectations of my sons’ future partners of the same generation ????
Hmmm…. interesting topic for “over dinner discussion” one night I think.
Published 21st August 2019