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Does your DH or S/O help out around the house?

post #1 of 26
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My DH, god love him, helps me out A LOT around the house. He doesn't mind vaccuuming, scrubbing the carpets and the kitchen floor...in fact, he basically thinks those two tasks are "his" job and I don't argue! If he gets home before me, he starts dinner, he doesn't mind throwing in a load of laundry (he hates folding though). He doesn't do bathrooms or litter boxes but basically he is wonderful.

The only real pet peeve I have is he doesn't pre-wash the dishes before putting them in the dishwasher. He holds them under running water, but that doesn't help if they're really nasty. I just think it's funny that someone who will spend 20 minutes going over 1 stain on the carpet with the carpet scrubber can't take an extra 30 seconds to make sure all the cheese is off a fork.

But, over all, I can't complain! Anyone else?
post #2 of 26
My husband is GREAT around the home. I feel very lucky.
post #3 of 26
I feel bad, I'm not a cleaner (I like clean & organized, I do organize really well & I'm not a cook either (but neither is my DH)

My DH does most of cleaning and wash... I usually do the bathroom, & vacumming, dusting. I'm a bad wife but my DH loves me just the way I am. He always says we think the same and are the same... good or bad?
post #4 of 26
My bf was great at my sisters place this past weekend..he was doing dishes and cooking
post #5 of 26
DF use to be, but because his back hasn't been great the last year, he can't stand for very long periods without messing it up for a few days (which doubles my duty).

I really wish he could help me out more, butI guess I'm making up for all the chores I DIDN'T do as a kid
post #6 of 26
My hubby will do stuff around the house
post #7 of 26
Yes, he does stuff around the house; whatever needs to be done. He's pretty great.
post #8 of 26
Of course! We both work and we both pitch in around the house. He's good about helping out. The only thing he does not do is clean litter pans. He'll do just about anything else though.
post #9 of 26
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Originally Posted by cococat View Post
My husband is GREAT around the home. I feel very lucky.
x2!!! Espically since I started working nights, he has been doing alot!!
post #10 of 26
No

I don't mind, I like it done the right way - my way
post #11 of 26
I think you should be asking my bf if I help around the house or not lmao. I feed the cats and rats, clean the litterboxes, do dishes and laundry. Everything else is him.
post #12 of 26
Are you kidding me? Half the time I feel like a slave because he won't get off the Xbox to get his own glass of pop. I'm always getting him stuff and running to the gas station for him. I'm starting to put my foot down though. As far as household chores go I don't mind because I'm not working right now.
post #13 of 26
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Originally Posted by Trouts mom View Post
My bf was great at my sisters place this past weekend..he was doing dishes and cooking
Sounds like you got a keeper there!
post #14 of 26
If by help you mean coming in at 3am, drunk out of your mind and waking all the kids up and then passing out on the john then yes he's great at it!

I couldn't get my DH to feed the cats or change a littler pan if my life depened upon it!! He works, I do the rest. If it doesn't get done, then it doesn't get done and if he really wants it done I figure he'll get off his butt and do it himself! With 3 kids, most days 4 anymore, I can't do it all!
post #15 of 26
My hubby helps out alot
post #16 of 26
DH is a tremendous help around the house, especially during the extra-busy times of the semester (like this month) that are filled with essay-grading. He is definitely a sanity-saver.
post #17 of 26
He does a little bit, but mostly if I ask him, and he knows I'll get mad if he doesn't do what I ask. Say he has a day off and I'm at work, or he closes and has to go in for 3. I'll ask him to just make sure the dishes are done, because I don't want to do that when I get home.

I don't ask him to do much, mostly cause I like to do things on the weekends. But he usually does what I ask him to do.
post #18 of 26
:l ol3:

I think that says it all.
post #19 of 26
I feel very lucky to say that yes, my DH does a good share of work around the house. He regularly washes the dishes, cleans the bathroom and takes out the trash. He is also known to spontaneously vacuum on the weekends (I think this has to do with litter scatter annoying him --keep it up kids!)

I do the bulk of cooking and kitty care along with the grocery shopping and general household buying (soap, paper towel, etc).
post #20 of 26
My hubby helps out. When I'm sick he scoops the litter boxes for me, and will feed the cats too.
post #21 of 26
Overall that would be a no!!

He was the youngest of seven children and grew up on a small dairy farm where is mom didn't work outside the house. So every now and then he reminds me of that fact.

I have to ask (aka nag) quite a bit so I stopped as it wasn't successful. One task I do not do at all is mow the lawn as we have a commercial mower and I don't feel comfortable operating it. Otherwise its usually a surprise if he helps.
post #22 of 26
John will help me out with some things. But I really prefer to do things myself, so that I know they're done right
post #23 of 26
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Originally Posted by luvmycat1 View Post
Are you kidding me? Half the time I feel like a slave because he won't get off the Xbox to get his own glass of pop. I'm always getting him stuff and running to the gas station for him. I'm starting to put my foot down though. As far as household chores go I don't mind because I'm not working right now.
I'll warn you, DON'T spoil him because it will be a constant battle forever after. Speaking from experience, unfortunately.

Does my DH help around the house? Well .. he isn't working and I am, yet the only thing he does is his own laundry. And he only does that because I flat out refuse. Although I'll give him credit for cleaning the kitchen today. I've been working a lot of overtime - like 14 & 15 hour days - this week and the kitchen was a holy mess because I wasn't doing anything. Tonight when I came home, it was clean.
post #24 of 26
Yes, yes, yes.....as a matter of fact, sometimes he does more than I do......
post #25 of 26
DH does all the outside stuff -- gardening, mowing, etc. He does all the fixit stuff. He does all the household financial stuff. He maintains our computers. I do the kitchen stuff -- cooking, dishes. I do laundry for both of us (but make him fetch his once it's folded), mending (when I get around to it ). We have cleaners in to do the basic cleaning. If we are preparing for or cleaning up from entertaining, he always pitches in without my having to ask. Anything not mentioned there gets done by whoever it bugs first. It works.
post #26 of 26
Jim is responsible for all the outside stuff, so he pays someone to do it for him. He helps me inside by offering to pay for someone to do it inside. Thats the best I've ever gotten out of him. Oh he takes out the garbage.
And he will bring home "groceries" if I ask him to stop and get some things.
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