Another one for the guys....

United States
February 5, 2008 9:55am CST
At home, are there any chores that you do that wives have been known to do usually,like cooking, or ironing, etc.? How many times have you volunteered helping out around the house? How many's wives won't let you help? How many have wives that constantly nag about you not doing enough when you feel you do your share?...and last but not least, how many out there can and will admit that they just down right refuse to do household chores?? Be honest guys, you win no browny points with me ,lol....
5 responses
@p1kef1sh (45642)
12 Feb 08
Currently I am on a "gap year" after 31 years out at work. My wife goes to her office each morning and I do the washing, ironing, cleaning, plan the meals and complete the associated shopping. At weekends we now do things together like going to the sea, visiting friends etc, that we didn't do too much of before as we had to do the washing, ironing, shopping etc. I am not a saint, and there are days when she will say that she wants to cook as she has had an idea about the menu; and I am always forgetting to iron her work shirts in time. I spend too much time on MyLot when I could be doing other stuff, but I find the chores actually quite relaxing. Our daughter's away at University which helps. I often watch young mothers hauling their children around town and think "been there, done that, never again".
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• United States
12 Feb 08
hmmm you sound like a house wife :) welcome to our world!!!LOL You do more than some men, and should be proud of ALL your efforts!!! I'm sure she feels the same :)
@p1kef1sh (45642)
12 Feb 08
Thank you - I think! I am not sure about being a housewife, but I certainly do not underestimate the hard work that goes into keeping the house in a presentable and efficient state. I grew up in a largely female family and was taught to cook etc from when I was about six and resolutely believe that all men should be able to cook at least a simple two course meal and be able to grocery shop unescorted by their womenfolk. In fact most if not all of my male friends are more than capable in that department. It is our daughters that I worry about. Some of them struggle to take a pizza out its box, let alone make one from scratch.
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• United States
14 Feb 08
lol...I agree with you about men being able to cook, my son is 4 and is already helping out in the kitchen, he already shows a huge interest in baking.The cleaning part, well...he would rather me do that, but hey, if I had a choice I would pawn that chore off myself :)...your girls may get it later, I wasn't very good at the cooking thing either until I had to do it all on my own...I taught myself the basics and developed from there....I couldn't boil water as a child!!
@MrMalice (83)
• United States
13 Feb 08
Well, I don't have a spouse, but I do have roomates. One is male and the other is female. Now, the female of the household loves to keep tidy and do the chores etc. But, being the kind gentlemen we are, we recognize our duties. She is a very hard worker and for that we men pick up the slack. I tend to do most of the cooking for the household and handle the laundry. My male roomate is the handman and tends to do the fixing and runs most of the errands (food, paying the bill and any other random stuff). Our female friend will do the vaccuuming and such, but she makes sure to leave the bathroom for us,lol! So yeah, I do my fair share.
• United States
14 Feb 08
well you go boy!! I know she must appreciate you both!!
@theprogamer (10539)
• United States
7 Feb 08
Though not married, and not with anyone, I do plenty of chores. (cooking, cleaning, laundry, ironing). I've also gone back home and even to a couple of other family members places to help out with chores.
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• United States
7 Feb 08
Well you are gonna make a very good partner when you are ready...and I am sure your family appreciates you very much :) kudos on being a man and still doing your share, I hope I can raise my son to be independant in that respect also...thank you for the response!!
@danzer (2732)
• Philippines
5 Feb 08
Well I do cooking and washing clothes when my honey is not feeling well or is doing other things. I cook better than my honey!
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• United States
5 Feb 08
see we like your kind around here ;) does she know you think you are a better cook?lol
@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
5 Feb 08
Ok I'm not a guy but I am gonna respond anyway LOL My husband does his own laundry, if I don't feel like cooking he'll cook (ok does Manwich count as "cooking" LOL), if I'm not feeling well (like over the weekend) he'll clean the house, "cook", do our laundry and so on....I'll take any help he wants to offer SOMETIMES..there are those times when I just want it done my way or feel he'll be in the way etc....As for nagging...i dont nag him and I have never made a "honey to do" list either...If I want something done I'll do it my damn self..well unless it requires driving anywhere since i dont have a license LOL but even then I ASK him if he'd mind I dont order him...I'm his friend and wife not his boss ya kow..
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• United States
5 Feb 08
that's ok, you know I love your responses :) you have a good hubby,but you already know that!!