Who do housework in your family? wife,husband or children?

house work - do housework
China
June 15, 2007 9:57pm CST
After meal,there are so many dishwares to wash,but who to wash it,maybe in most of families,this work is belong to wife,I think it is traditional,but it is unfair to woman,I think all family member should do housework,maybe they can take turn. In my home,my father always does it,and he also a good cook,the food is so delicious which is cook by him,I think my father just like a housewife,he does so much housework. I think I should do something,hehe.....do not be so lazy. What about you? Who do housework in your family? Do you often do some housework?
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@DJ9020 (1596)
• United States
16 Jun 07
My husband and I both do work around the house. I prefer to do the yard work, and he usually works inside. But we both do both, depending on who has the most time. Sometimes it is me and sometimes it is him. He usually cooks - out of self defence!
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@nnsb75 (632)
• United States
16 Jun 07
im the one who do most of the job coz im the mother of the house, but sometimes i get help from my husband when his home and not working, i don't have a problem washing the dishes coz we have a dishwasher.
@nnsb75 (632)
• United States
16 Jun 07
this is not the place to promote your chinese culture coz its not even relate to the topic...
• China
16 Jun 07
yes,I can guess you are a traditional housewife,maybe you have a good husband,he can help you do some housework,some husbands think that the housework only belong to his wife,and do nothing.I do not like that.If I get married,I will do housework with my wife.
@nnsb75 (632)
• United States
16 Jun 07
i salute you for being a good man, keep it up.....
@stella1989 (2274)
• India
16 Jun 07
In my family we all do house work..!! Except my bother...!! He is just too lathargic...!! Can't do any thing..!! In my house my mother cooks the brek fast,my father cook the dinner and I cook the lunch!! I do all cleaning dusting and sweeping. And maitaining..!! I love when people do "team work". But when "working" things comes up on just one person ..I just hate it..!! Why one why can't we all..!! So we are kind of happy in this field of life!! he he.
• United States
16 Jun 07
I agree the work load should be shared. For years I was stuck doing al lthe housework my mom and dad worked my brother was lazy and it was up to me to do all the laundry, and cleaning and I was expected to get it done in two hours time or esle. I dont do that with my boys i give them a list and they basically know that they have a time limit but they also know that if they are cleaning and go over that time that as long as it gets done its ok now as school is out i will expect more from them as far as getting it done within that time limit.
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@funnysis (2619)
• United States
16 Jun 07
that is a great idea putting them in a time zone it will teach them early in life what will be expected when they have a real job that they have to go to everyday to support their families.I love the idea I think I was abit relaxed with my kids I knew what life was like for me and didn't want them to go through the same thing.
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• India
17 Jun 07
yea..thast good dani..!! A nice way to keep people working..! It really help them to be in control..!! I like that. Even I have the same habbit. I can make people do work within the time limit. Its an art.
@lexus54 (3575)
• Singapore
16 Jun 07
My wife and I used to do the housework together, including cooking, cleaning, washing the dishes, ironing and just about anything that's needed to be done in the house. She does some, and I do some, but we always work together based on a set routine. Now that I have gotten a maid because of my mother-in-law, the maid has taken over all these tasks, and I just play the supervisory role. But my wife and I still do the groceries each week.
• China
16 Jun 07
I must say you are a kind husband.you wife is so luck.
@lexus54 (3575)
• Singapore
16 Jun 07
Thanks, but aren't all husbands like this? I'm just normal like everyone else.
• China
16 Jun 07
hehe....maybe you are right,all husband should do like you,but I am afraid that not everyone can achieve it.it is easy to say,but hard to do.Most of them can not insist on.so absolutely think you are a employable husband.hehe...if I get married,I will do like you.thank you.
@roniroxas (10568)
• Philippines
16 Jun 07
yes it is so unfair for the wife to do all the work since everybody ate. i have no husband im a single mom of four kids and my kids share chores. we have schedule to who is going to wash. i make my kids share the chores around the house it makes them grow to be a responsible person.
• China
16 Jun 07
yes,I am afraid it is tough life for you to raise up four kids by yourself.but I think your children will thank you too much when they grow up.you are a great mother.
@roniroxas (10568)
• Philippines
16 Jun 07
thank you very much
@psyche49f (2504)
• Philippines
16 Jun 07
Family members should work as a team, so whenever we don't have a household help, we divided the task. When my husband is around, he does the cooking, both of us marketing, my daughter does the dishes, while my son feeds the dogs and does other errands. It's not a joke to be doing household chores all by yourself. For our soiled clothes, we bring them to the laundry, so that takes care of basic chores, except cleaning the house, which could be done only once a week. Children should be trained early to help out in household chores.
• China
16 Jun 07
yes,I think family is a team,they must work together.then they will achieve their goal.thank you.
@amyann16 (414)
• United States
16 Jun 07
We share the housework in our home. I tend to do more of the laundry, but when it is a busy week, my husband pitches in and keeps the laundry caught up for me. I do the same for him with the dishes. Things really run pretty smoothly because we both are willing to pick up for the slack of the other. Now that our son is getting older, we keep him involved with the housework, particularly in making sure things like his shoes, toys, etc are picked up everyday. It is working too, because he is quick to point out when me or my husband forget to pick up our clothes!
• China
16 Jun 07
it is fun for family to work together.enjoy weekend.
• Sri Lanka
19 Jun 07
My wife does all the housework. She does not like me getting involved in it, as she is not working. Once in a way I do some work like vaccuming and polishing. I go to the kitchen when we prepare something like french fries or potato chips. My son likes it when I do those as he also can come to the kitchen and play the fool, which he cannot do when my wife is cooking.
@ellie26 (4140)
• Malaysia
19 Jun 07
Hi tracy, I agree with you. Though traditionally houseworks are done by wives, but I think that houseworks should be equally shared. I do most of the housework, but sometimes I get my sons and husband to share the houseworks too. My husband love food so he does the cooking.
@aweins (4200)
• India
19 Jun 07
I my family i do the cokking work and for dish washing and all that work, i have a maid servant. i can do all the cleaning , cooking, ironing, dusting, maintaining, gardening, and all the work related to house but i am not comfortable to do dish washing. if my servant is on leave , my hubby helps me out in it , he is very helpful and helps me alll the time in kitchen. i m in business with him all the time and he is with me in kitchen alll other house work full time. we both help each other .
@fengbo (731)
• China
19 Jun 07
My grandparents do the houseworks in my family.
@meme0907 (3481)
• United States
18 Jun 07
Hey t1985, While I do the majority of the cooking my man does the majority of the housework b/c he will just go behind me & do it over if I do clean so I just let him do it. +'s 2 U :D
@jillmalitz (5131)
• United States
18 Jun 07
Since I am not working right now I do almost all the house work. I clean, do laundry and cook. My husband cooks sometimes. When I was working he would occasionally help out with the laundry and vacuuming. Whne my kids were old enough to do chores they helped with dishes and had to keep their rooms clean. As they go old enough they learned to do their own laundry.
• Philippines
18 Jun 07
During weekend i do the dishes. I help to do chores at home, but during weekends only because at weekdays, sometimes i came home late and tired. My father also cook for us, he is also a good cook compare to my mother. My parents are so multitasker since they are the ones left at home everyday. We the siblings, help them but during weekends only.
@fatragu (516)
• United States
17 Jun 07
I am the one that does all of the housework in our house. I have a 2yr old who helps out alot. On a rare occasion my husband might pitch in and help but usually it is me and my 2yr old. She even keeps asking when she can wash the dishes lol.
• Singapore
17 Jun 07
I think house work should be shared among the family members living under the same roof. Maybe a schedule can be worked out so that it would be fair for all. I think that at most households, the mother is the one who does the housework, so it's kinda rare that in your family your father does it. It's sort of a good thing for each family member to do the housework because if the person who does the housework is sick or unavailable, the rest can still keep the house clean, tidy and can feed themselves. Nowadays, most households have maids to take care of the cleanliness.Therefore, the person who does the housework may not even be the family members but an outsider. This is because the people in that house are either really busy or really lazy.
@shinjiao (1463)
• China
17 Jun 07
Hi,tracy1985! In my family,my mom is the one who does the most housework but my father and I do help her a lot.All family members should share the housework and especially for children. My mom and my fathers are good at cooking so that I'm very lucky because I can enjoy the delicious food when I stay at home.
@KissThis (3004)
• United States
17 Jun 07
In my household we split the jobs up. I often am the person who cooks the meals and washes the dishes. My children put the dishes away while my fiancee wipes off the stove and counter tops. Once he is done I will sweep and mop the floor. We try to do everything in our household this way so that everyone participates in cleaning up the messes we all make. I don't think that it is fair for one or two people to clean the mess up when five or six people made the mess. Plus it takes less time to clean if everyone pitches in.
@mexshyl (878)
• China
16 Jun 07
Hi, tracy. Take turn? Good idea! In my family, my mom does it mostly. As you mentioned, housework might be done by wife among most families. It's unfair, isn't it? Who make the rules? I'm still a university student and live in my dorm most time. If I'm back, I'll do some as much as I can. I've grown up and should do everything I could to reduce the burden of my parents. By the way, what my father cooked is also very tasty. I can't wait, I'll eat... ^.^ Have a nice day! :)
• Jamaica
16 Jun 07
In my home everyone chips in, so the work load is not too much for just one person