How good are you in managing the daily chores of your home

By Bala
@balasri (26549)
India
September 11, 2008 11:38pm CST
if your spouse falls ill suddenly?
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13 responses
@mimpi1911 (25475)
• India
16 Sep 08
I am not entitled to answer this, am I? Still I will, you cannot stop me, Bala. Do not know for others but I am sure that you do a great job if not managing with the chores but with the caress and love that helps her get better soon.
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@balasri (26549)
• India
16 Sep 08
God! How do you manage to know what is happening here right now?
@mimpi1911 (25475)
• India
17 Sep 08
Bala true friends know everything going on....
@balasri (26549)
• India
23 Sep 08
That makes me more vulnerable Mimpi.
@writersedge (22577)
• United States
29 Sep 08
My husband does not assume the daily chores of the home if I get sick. The dishes pile up, he only washes enough clothes for him to go to work, then when I'm better I try to catch up and get sick again. Then he wonders why it takes forever for me to get better and get caught up.
@balasri (26549)
• India
30 Sep 08
I just am amazed at the universal attitude of men.
@Margarit (3677)
• Philippines
14 Sep 08
oh, im not yet married but im not good at house hold chores, mostly my mom do it for us, i just help her when feel to do so. Not because im lazy but i have so little time at home, mostly im at work.
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@balasri (26549)
• India
14 Sep 08
I have started to think about your future hubby already.
@Mirita (2668)
• United States
12 Sep 08
Well, I have two part time jobs ,a home based business and I'm the one who takes care of half of everything in the house ,so I see myself mowing the lawn and cooking more often if my spouse becomes ill.
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@littleowl (7157)
12 Sep 08
Hi bala..I do the cleaning most of the time so it doesn't worry me but am not married so it would make no difference if I was..littleowl
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@DawGwath (1042)
• Romania
12 Sep 08
Well every man should know how to manage the daily chores, and should even participate in such activities, that's what marriage is all about, not a symbiosis.
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@dpk262006 (56734)
• Delhi, India
12 Sep 08
I think I will manage the affairs in case my spouse falls ill, but I may not be able handle the affairs as effectively as she does for our entire family. She is better than me and she is dextrous in managing house hold affairs.
@pkraj111 (2459)
• India
12 Sep 08
I am too poor at household works. I can never manage a thing beyond some basic cooking and cleaning utensils.
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@riyasam (16570)
• India
12 Sep 08
i think marraige is a responsibility,a commitment.i dont know how well i will manage the house but i may mmanage the chores fairly well.
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@biggerb (2028)
• India
12 Sep 08
Hi! I find most of your discussions are questions.For a change I would like YOU to answer the very question you have asked.We are indeed curious to know how good you are? Do share your experience.
@balasri (26549)
• India
12 Sep 08
In short I know that I am good at rising to any occaion.
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@biggerb (2028)
• India
17 Dec 09
HONESTLY!!!!.Yeah !I guess I have to take that not with a pinch of salt but a bag of salt.If you really do as you say then its pretty GOOD.Keep up the good workThanks a ton for the BR.Its only now that I feel doing some mylotting after a long period.
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@balasri (26549)
• India
18 Dec 09
You do not need any salt or sweet to take whatever I say as I do not brag and do not do things for others sake.It is a good news that you are going to do some mylotting.It is definitely better than meeting people who don't know or do nothing better than useless gossiping.It is a great pleasure interacting with great minds and knowing so many interesting things that are definitely a soup for the soul.
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• Canada
13 Sep 08
Well, this is a good question, because it's totally gender neutral. Had you asked how a man handles the cooking if his wife falls ill, or how a woman handles yardwork if her husband falls ill, I would have thought it rather unfair and unbalanced, since there should be no gender roles. This question, however, was a good one, opened to people of both genders, who do all kinds of work. Now to answer your question, my husband is in AZ right now, and I am in Ontario, so we maintain two separate residences, and we will, till he retires and comes up here to Canada in October. Since we each take care of our own individual residences, we have no problems doing ALL different kinds of work.
@balasri (26549)
• India
14 Sep 08
So I think that it won't be a problem after he comes back to you as both of you are well adapted in taking care of the house.
@mikinikih (201)
• United States
12 Sep 08
I've always done 95% of the inside chores, so that would be no problem. My dh usually did the outside chores, but since he was diagnosed with MS last year, those have fallen under my domain, too (he's highly temperature sensitive). So I think I'd be fine. Now if I were the one to get ill, there'd be problems. We'd have to sell the house to eliminate the outside chores, since he can no longer do them, either. And I think we'd all grow huge from eating carry out or mac & cheese all the time (that's all he knows how to make). In the end, he'd be better off if the illness killed me--at least then he'd have the insurance money to hire a maid & cook.
@wolfie34 (26791)
• United Kingdom
12 Sep 08
When I lived with my ex, my ex was always pleading that they were ill all the time and there was nothing wrong with them, it was lazyitus that they had any excuse to get out of the chores! So I would have to take on my own chores and my ex's too! I used to get really angry about it and fed up with nagging. So I can cope very well and manage with perfection, It was a case of having to my friend and do you know what when I did it all my ex had the cheek to criticize me if I hadn't done something right, grrrrr no wonder I had anger issues LOL!