“Are there any family rules at your home?”
March 20, 2018 10:11am CST
In my family, there is a strict rule in having household chores. In fact, it was imposed by my parents since we were young. The household chores need to be checked on a whiteboard that was plastered on the kitchen's wall. It is simple to follow by taking turns doing them on a daily basis. Well, sometimes the household chores can be changed for certain circumstances. I personally think that it is a good way to keep the house tidy and clean. If not, then my mother will freak out and continued to nag the family members all day long. “Do you have house rules?” “What do you think about this concern?” Image Credit: pixabay.com
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I think it is nice to share tasks at home. Most of the time, my siblings and I are the ones doing the parents' task. My father passed away three years ago. My mother needs to rest in between. We helped her do whatever she desires in the house.
• Orangeville, Ontario
Now that I think about it, I really didn't have any chores growing up. I have no idea, however, whether there were any before me since my siblings are closer and a lot older than me. Maybe when there were 5 kids in the house there were chores but I think we just had to keep our rooms clean. As for my kids, my husband would never let them do anything even when I insisted. He would just say it was easier for him to do it. Which is weird because when he was growing up his sisters did the household chores while the boys did the outside chores. As my kids got older he still wouldn't let them even mow the lawn... until he was away for an extended period of time and knew someone had to do it. I think it's because of his lack of discipline that my children don't do much around the house.... they're 21 and almost 25.
It seems that your husband doesn't want to let his children experience the difficult tasks. Personally, I think he really loves your children and does so-called father's duty in the house. There are some fathers like him and wanted to do for his family. My late father is also the same thing. But, my mom needs to intervene and let us do it for the sake of being independent in the future. She wants us to be responsible whenever we are not at home or staying in another house.
• Orangeville, Ontario
@Shavkat Well, I am happy to say my younger daughter is quite capable of running a household as she has been away at university for 4 years sharing a house with 4 other young ladies. She helps out when she is at home. My older daughter, not so much.