Monday, December 11, 2017

Sharing the Responsibilities of the House

Long title? Yeah, I know. But it speaks with volume.  This is what should go on in your household; sharing the responsibilities of the house.  This hit me while I was doing a little cleaning and started to prepare dinner this evening when I came in from work.  Am I tired from work? Of course I am. BUT, this time last week, my husband took care of me and the house while I was on my sick bed.  I had a wisdom tooth pulled and I was tired and in pain. My son, did his chores that he was supposed to do around the house and we all made it work. Now I was in the bed for 2 days but that 3rd day, I I picked up here. I picked up there.

Many households may be different, meaning there are several stay at home wives. But that doesn't mean anything. Why it doesn't? Well, the man has a responsibility to not mess up the house after the wife has cleaned it. That is sharing the responsibility of the house in keeping it cleaned.  It's not nice to dirty up the home after hardworking has been put in it to get it cleaned. 

For the working wives, brace yourself for the work and break it down so it's not all done at one time and tire you out. Yes, I know we all have busy lives. Yes, I know we have kids and they are active in after school activities. Okay, I get it. I'm in the same boat. But, the home and the responsibilities still have to be done and accounted for.  If you have the opportunity to hire a cleaning service to come in and clean your home, that's great. Then the responsibility falls on you to keep the house clean. 

There is so much more to do around the house than just house cleaning. Preparing dinner. Keeping the lawn clean. Fixing broken items in the home. Changing the light bulbs. Doing the laundry. Taking out the trash. Do you see where I am going with this? Okay, great. 

Create a chore list for everyone to do. 
Sit down and discuss the chores and the timeframes to get them done. 
Make it a team effort. 
Reward when the chore list is completed. 

For the last item, include everyone in on the reward. Cleaning is a family duty so why not celebrate with the family. Go to the movies. Go to your local pizza restaurant. Bake cookies (but make sure you clean up afterwards ;-) ). 

You're not the only one that benefits from a well kept house, EVERYONE in the house does! 

Go for it! 


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