Sharing responsibilities with your husband?

April - posted on 10/19/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My husband works full time & goes to school part time. I feel guilty asking him to do some things around the house or to help out with our 4 month old but I just feel overwhelmed sometimes. How do you all split things or do you do everything? Any suggestions would be great!!

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Maureen - posted on 10/19/2009

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I agree with Laura. Don't feel guilty. What I had to do was find out what he really enjoys having done. Thankfully it did not include ironing. This is crazy busy time with such a little one. House cleaning still isn't top of my priority list. I get done what I can and ask my husband to do a couple of things. He is an awesome cook so many times a week he cooks dinner. It is later than I would prefer but I'm not cooking so it is ok. Hang in there. Things will get easier. Just talk to him. My husband found out early how difficult it was to get anything done. I had to go out of town and he was solo for about 48 hours. When I got back he fully appreciated everything I did get done.

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well dont feel guilty first of all.. you have a 24hr/7 days a week job w baby and house.. sometimes hubbys dont realize that which makes sense.. just tell him how your day goes.. what you have to do etc.. then just say you know i f you could do a couple of things to help me like take out trash or help me fold laundry.. you're not being unreasonable at all.

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