Does your hubby help with the laundry?

@ersmommy1 (12600)
United States
January 18, 2009 7:08pm CST
My hubby has all but taken over this chore during my recovery. I am to limit my climbing up and down the stairs for at least 6 weeks after my c-section. I am in week 5. It has gone pretty well I guess. I just had to realize he does laundry differently than I do.
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@Sissygrl (10915)
• Canada
19 Jan 09
my husband used to help with it when we'd go to teh laundry mat to do it, but now that we have a washer and dryer where we live, i do most of it while he's at work. . I hate the way he does it.. folds things weird. . and doesn't care how they get put away or if they do.. he'd leave his clothes in a bag his entire life and not care i think. I'm glad you are recovering well from your section. I didn't have much help after mine, hubby was working nights and sleeping days.. and i ahd a toddler! i guess when you have other children you dont really have a choice but to recover fast!
@ersmommy1 (12600)
• United States
19 Jan 09
My daughter( first born) is 5. She has been a fantastic help. She goes around yelling Big sister to the rescue If she were younger I may be a bit crazed!
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@Sissygrl (10915)
• Canada
19 Jan 09
that is awesome!! lol. Now that my youngest is old enough to play my eldest is enjoying her more.. i know she liked her at first.. but she wasn't always so helpfull, because this new baby was taking a lot of my time, she wasn't always happy about it. she's pretty good about it all now though.
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
19 Jan 09
I don't have a husband to help me with the laundry. My kids are pretty good about helping out with the laundry though. I makes it less stressful.
@ersmommy1 (12600)
• United States
19 Jan 09
My daughter is too. Assuming she can locate her step stool.
• United States
19 Jan 09
My hubby does the laundry too. I also had to realize that he does the laundry differently than I do. I still complain when he puts the clothes away wrinkled. Even though I showed him how to "fluff" them up he still lets them sit for long periods of time after the dryer has stopped. Grrrrr!
@ersmommy1 (12600)
• United States
19 Jan 09
Guess we cant have everything, huh? lol the wrinkles would bug me too.
@kbourgerie (8774)
• United States
19 Jan 09
I don't have a husband, but its been my experience that those men that I have lived with have as much interest in helping with laundry as they do fixing Baked Alaska. Absolutely none. Which actually, is ok with me, because I don't think I would have trusted them to do it anyway. I'm liable to get laundry back that comes in just as many colors as Baked Alaska. LOL.
@ersmommy1 (12600)
• United States
19 Jan 09
I know how lucky I am!
@eagle_f15 (2054)
• Malaysia
28 Jan 09
Yep my husband does help me in the laundry. Mostly I will be the one putting the clothes into the machine, hanging it out to dry and keeping it. He will be the one folding all the clothes. He's very good at folding clothes and he does it very fast. I can't even beat him to that. So he's the clothes folder in our home.....LOL !!!!
• United States
21 Jan 09
It is nice to hear about family cooperation. Only makes sense that he would chip in and help more after your c-section, I think.
@katsmeow1213 (29020)
• United States
19 Jan 09
He'll run a load when he needs to, like if he really needs something particular washed that I haven't done. I don't exactly like the way he does it, so it's rare that he does. Normally I stay on top of the laundry, but every so often I go through a spurt where it just doesn't get done for whatever reason.
• United States
19 Jan 09
I think that was the last time in recent yrs that hubby helped me is when I had a C/S with my son in '07. Or if I need to get caught up on wash as our plumbing is something else and I can't sit down in the basement watching it constantly w/ 3 lil ones. Typically I do it though. I just wish he'd help put it away or a kid would lend a hand. But because I'm home more than I work I get the honors **rolling eyes**
@ank_47 (1963)
• India
19 Jan 09
no my hubby won;t help me. as i am housewife now with a little kid, i only do laundry all of our clothes. he won;t do laundry and put clothes neatly in the cupboard. if i told also he won;t do and when he do (when my health is not good) , he will not hang the clothes to clothes stand and i gets irritation if he don;t hang clothes and does half things in laundry and i scolds him for this and with this i don;t let him to do laundry and i only will do .
@Rainegurl (2158)
• Philippines
19 Jan 09
Hi, ersmommy1 Ummm, my husband helps in filling up our laudry hamper ??? Yesterday, I was doing the laundry and asked for help and he sort of gotten temporarily deaf for a while. He is normally very helpful but when it comes to laundry, cleaning the bathroom and some other chores, he has this getting-deaf-for-a-while condition. We are newly married and I have not gotten pregnant yet. Let's see if he still goes deaf when I cannot do the laundry then Have a nice day!
@aisaellis22 (6449)
• United States
19 Jan 09
Hello ersmommy1! I am not sure really but I can say that there's a possibility. Our relationship is not the really usual relationship because we are a long distance relationship. We just got married last year of July, and we've been together for 1 month before he went back to florida again. It's so sad I can't join him there immediately because we still went through the immigration process. But based on what I have seen, I think if I want him to, he will help the laundry as long as he is not busy.
@williamjisir (22909)
• China
19 Jan 09
Hello ersmommy. I help my wife with the laundry not only during the her pregnancy but also on usual days. I love to help with household chores. I consider it as part of my home responsibilities. I am happy for what I can do coming back home from work. I am glad to know that your hubby is so considerate and thoughtful to you and the whole family. Take care and enjoy yourself, friend.
@mtdewgurl74 (18121)
• United States
19 Jan 09
Yes my husband helps with the laundry every week. He will do one or two loads. Mostly a load of his and a load of towels and washcloths. He does mine as well on occasion. But he always forgets to use the Shout stain remover and then the stain is set..has ruined many of my clothes that way. But he tries to help. Gotta love them for that.
• United States
19 Jan 09
For most of our 44 year marriage my husband and I have adopted very traditional home roles, but there have been times when it was necessary to switch or to even do both. With one pregnancy I was confined to bed for most of the pregnancy. My husband cooked, cleaned, did laundry and even changed diapers. And that was back in cloth diaper days! Our home was clean, floors swept and mopped but not waxed. Meals were good and nutritious, consisting of lots of stews, homemade soups and hot dishes. Laundry was clean, but folded by me in bed. We all survived quite well, including the baby when he arrived. In later years we farmed, which meant hubby worked construction and farmed on the weekends. I did the bulk of animal care, plus garden, house and kids. We all did well, learned many things. Now in our "golden" years I am again with health problems, especially mobility. Hubby has a few requiring careful medication. He shops, we share cooking and cleaning. We live in clutter but have great joy in each other and in all of the memories living has given us.
@riyasam (16578)
• India
19 Jan 09
he does help but i donot allow him to do it alone as he will definetly screw up.but he does help me like bringing the laundry clothes and our machine is semiautomatic,that is clothes have to be removed and put in the drier.
@sisco100 (2345)
• United States
19 Jan 09
i really don't help out my friend with the laundry but i do with every thing else around the house. when it comes to laundry I'm not a big fan of it. I'll do it, if for some reason she cant do it. the times that i have done the laundry my girlfriend complains about how i do it and always tells me how i should be doing it.
@stephcjh (32328)
• United States
19 Jan 09
My husband does help with our laundry every now and then too. He does it different that I do also. I'm glad he helps though.
• United States
19 Jan 09
I have pretty much done all the laundry for me and my kids but I finally started making him do his own so I wouldn't have to spend all my time doing laundry. My kids try and help but they are much to young to do it by themselves though they do help out as much as they can. You are very lucky that your husband is helping you out so much while you are recovering. I am sure that there are many dads out there that need a little advice from him!!!