Do you do your fair share around your home? I love my family, but it is a constant struggle to get everyone to do their fair share. It is a huge pet peeve of mine. I hate having to ask for things to be done that are obvious. I work a LOT and much of my work is at home. I freelance write, work on the blog, do mystery shopping (a combo of home/work), and tutor full-time.
Due to my hours, my husband’s job is to cook and he is good at keeping up with that. When it comes to anything else (dishes, laundry, vacuuming, etc.), I have to ask. My son’s jobs are to help with dishes, take out trash, and help with laundry. I also have to specifically ask/remind my son for him to get any chores done. If I don’t ask the sink stays full of dishes, the trash is full, no one vacuums, laundry isn’t done, etc. It isn’t that they aren’t willing, they are simply not wanting to be tied inside. Their thought process is when I am not physically at work outside the home, I am available to do what chores need done.
I have tried leaving the work and letting it pile up, but I can’t stand it and they know it. I am not sure of the solution (we all get along great otherwise) other than to continue to “suck it up” and just do it myself. I would love to hear what has worked for others! Right now, I need to go do my sink full of dishes