Kelina - posted on 10/24/2011 ( 73 moms have responded )
So in my household my husband works, I am a stay at home mom, and the way we do things is that I do 90% of the cooking and cleaning but there are a few things I ask my husband to do every week. but i'm getting fed up, i'm about ready to hand him the kids on his day off and show him exactly what it's like cause he doesn't seem to understand anymore. In the past week he's been late from work for one reason or another almost every day and he doesn't seem to get that half an hour is a big deal to me. It's an extra half hour I have to deal with the kids on my own. It's half an hour later that dinner gets served which means our kids are half an hour crankier. And when I bring things up like this with him, it's like he promises all sorts of things and never follows through. Now I don't think it's unreasonable the things I ask him to do. They are-take out the garbage and recycling on their respective weeks. We get them alternating weeks here. Put his dishes in the kitchen, i don't even care if it's the dishwasher just don't leave them wherever you happen to be sitting! And put away your freaking laundry! It drops wherev he's standing when he takes it off which means I have to pick it up and put it away. Oh And I expect him to put away his tools when he's done, because a lot of them are dangerous. But guess what? I do all of that again 90% of every week. He never puts his dishes in the kitchen, his tools are all over the house. It's so bad I can barely get out my door because there's an air compressor in our entrance way. The garage is a disaster zone because he never puts anything away, he's always missing half his tools and then complains to me that he can't find them cause he hasn't put them away and tools+2 toddlers=disaster. Am I being unreasonable expecting him to do these things?