Two weekends ago, Jordan made us all the meals from Friday to Sunday. This was an unexpected event, especially since I do 99% of the cooking in our house. I actually found it hard to relax and have someone else serve me in this way. Tasks I feel I need to compete, such as the dishes, and cooking, I find hard to ask for help. I take them in as my responsibility, and I feel like I'm slacking, or being lazy, or something is wrong, if Jordan takes care of them for me. I know it's an area I need to relax control in, but actually, this isn't the direction I was intending this point to go in...
Lately, I've been thinking of task division in the house. I haven't given it much thought, since Jordan and I chose household responsibilities a long time ago with minimal muss & fuss. Generally, it falls as such...
Char: cooking, laundry, sweeping/mopping, dusting, organizing, doing the dishes
Jordan: making the beds, cleaning the bathroom, yard work/mowing the lawn
Both: hoovering, taking out the trash/recyclables
Our chores fall along fairly typical gender roles, but we didn't design it as such. I enjoy cooking and doing the laundry. It's not that Jordan can't sweep or mop; I feel a need to keep the floors cleaner than he does. Jordan likes to have the bathroom spic & span, so he takes on that role.
I know task division in the household can be a source of tension for couples, and I'm grateful it's rarely been contentious for Jordan and I. How do you split up chores in your family?
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