Christine - posted on 10/20/2010 ( 14 moms have responded )
My husband and I are having a hard time managing household chores without problems. I'm a stay-at-home mother of our 5 year old son, 12 month old daughter and 8 week old son. Both of the babies are waking up at least once a night and even the 5 year old has been having problems staying asleep, so neither my husband or I are getting great sleep. He works a regular duty day on base and I shuttle the 5 year old to and from pre-K and otherwise care for the three kids during the day.
When it comes to chores we are running into major problems! I do all the cleaning, laundry and grocery shopping. I do more than half of the yard work, including pulling weeds, and taking turns trimming and mowing the lawn. I cook dinners most of the time, meaning he cooks once every week or so. On the weekends he mostly just watches TV and keeps track of the kids while I run around like a pissed off chicken.
I'm used to doing everything on my own while he is deployed but I'm feeling a little bitter about doing it all while he's home.
I could use some help, hints, tips, advice, whatever....