Wednesday, 20 February 2013

The Difference Between Men and Women, again

Last week I was off work for half term.  Every day I did some washing, tidying, cleaning, cooked the evening meal and then did the dishes (usually Hubby's job).  I thought that while I was off, I would take some of the housework burden off him for the week.

This week Hubby is off work.

I kind of expected him to reciprocate.

How silly of me.

He's not doing any housework..................

........... he's on holiday!!

10 comments:

Jo of Jo's Nursery said...

My husband is exactly the same! I keep on telling him that holidays don't apply once you have had kids!! :-)

Kelloggs Ville said...

They just don't get it. Not on any level. You can only take solice in the fact that many of us understand exactly how you feel right now.

Mum in a Hurry said...

This sounds SOOOO familiar!

Expat mum said...

I am having a massive "debate" on the Huffington Post right now with some dude who is quoting me hours per week of mum versus dad (which is quite frankly, questionable). What he doesn't realise is that while men may put in the man hours eg. emptying bins, changing light bulbs etc. they aren't usually the one who keep track of the dental appointments, ballet lessons, school commitments etc. This is the stuff that can't be measured in man hours, - just by the hours of sleep lost!

Anny said...

Yes, agree on this one...my hubby is just the same. Do you think it has someting about us being teachers and 'plenty' of holidays !!!

Maggie May said...

Well he is a man after all! What can you expect?
Maggie x

Nuts in May

Working Mum said...

Expat Mum - you are so right. It's exhausting organising a household (including hubby). He never seems to worry about who's doing what or when. Also, "men" jobs are occasional, like putting out rubbish, but "women" jobs are relentless!

Polly said...

Argh it drives me crazy.

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Tell me about it! My hubs NEVER does anything in the kitchen. Seems to think it's beneath him.

I blame his upbringing, even if it is something I'll never get used to.

CJ x

Muddling Along said...

Oh so familiar - my husband is currently the at home parent, I am not sure why I continue to be surprised that actually the housework etc aren't being done but there you are...