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  1. Of course, it all depends on our perspective, right? I remember my friends saying that she considered part of doing the dishes after a meal included cleaning the sink afterwards and sweeping the floor. Now I never considered that, so I wouldn’t have “helped” her that way…..
    But it’s also our expectations when we ask for help. I’ve sorta learned to ask for exactly what I want help with, or else I realize that the other person probably doesn’t know what I want….
    It’s such an interesting conundrum…
    OXOX
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

    • Mother

      I do tend to ask for exactly what I want knowing that is exactly what I will get. lol My friend with the mulch scenario thinks that her husband leaves things out so she knows he did what was ask so he gets a pat on the back. lol

  2. Neely Moldovan

    I only have a son and I would expect them to handle the same things. My husband and I do a lot of the same chores!

    • Mother

      Thanks for reading and commenting. Actually my son is much better than his father ever was at helping at home, and he shops and cooks. lol

  3. Don’t you think that some men just think of their wife as a mother figure, that they’re just another one of the kids the wife has to take care of? Thank you Victoria for linking up at the #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I would share on social media but I don’t see any share buttons 🙂

    • Mother

      Yes I do think some men think along those lines. I do think some men who have lived on their own for awhile though do appreciate what it takes to care for a home. The share buttons are small and to the right of the title.

  4. I am one of the lucky ones, in that my husband works from home and is keenly aware of what needs to be done around the house. He will throw in a load of laundry (and fold it and put it away), and he fixes dinner each night, so I can exercise right after work. Don’t worry, he’s not perfect. 🙂 He’s a pack rat and I often have to move stacks of paper from the kitchen table in order to eat there. You don’t even want to know how much is “displayed” in our curio cabinet.

    I do agree that in many cases, the roles of husbands and wives are exactly as you have described, and I would be curious to hear the man’s take on things.

    Thanks for linking up at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty.

    • Mother

      Thanks for reading. I would like to hear men’s thoughts also. I know my husband really thinks he is helping when he does some of the things he does.

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