Saturday, February 16, 2008
Posted by: andrew william, 16-Feb-2008This has been for a while a very nagging question or so called fear in most men who get married; the division of household chores.
I have met a few friends of mine who slog it out at the office having successful business while their wife’s choose to be responsible for the household affairs. (i.e. cooking, taking care of kids, etc)
These guys come home hoping for a hot cooked meal, a little rest and play time with the kids, but in return their wives kick a big fuss that since they were taking care of the children for the whole day and now its their husband's turn to baby sit them. Probably do a few chores in the house too. (Mind you, these are households that have full time maid)
I understand if the husband needs to fix a leak in the house or do some gardening, maybe on weekends when he is off from work should be more appropriate since the couples have agreed to a compromise of married responsibilities. (Please bear in mind in no way is one greater than another even though the husband maybe the sole bread winner)
" Hi honey, we are on the webcam! I am taking care of the kids while working".
So what gives? Why are some women expecting more from their men when they clearly understand that they are given the better end of the deal?
I for one operate my business from home. If I get married, and my wife works in an office, I wonder if she might think that I am expected to do all the household chores since I am physically at home, doesn’t matter if I may be earning four times her salary. Should I be expected to take care of the kids, cook, etc while run the business at the same time?
Or can we come to a reasonable compromise?