Originally Posted by brendan
yes janie, certian jobs do make me mad.
like dishes, i like them done on the same day, I rarely like to have dinner and leave dishes there for the next day, so i do them evry night.
she washes all clothes and hangs them up in house rather than the washing line outside and that gets to me but i dont complain about that anymore as long as there washed., im always the one who puts them away after they dry for 24 hrs. She can leave them on clothes rack in house for 3 or4 days drying.
and general dumping of stuff on dinner table, always magazines/clothes/toys/paperwork on there. where its hard to sit there and half lunh half the time. So not dirty house just very messy.and yes i think i do 50% of housework and shouldnt have to do anymore as i do 100% outside.
Maybe you could choose one? For now.
Dinner table sounds like a good place to start (personally can't stand all horizontal surfaces cluttered - makes me crazy!!) Anyway, it is easily solved. And can be a success shared together.
Who's stuff is it? Everybody in charge of their own. Once a day? Before dinner? Maybe get a nice table runner & centerpiece to make the table look pretty. People may be more reluctant to dump crap on there.
Seems there could be a solution with negotiation, understanding and patience - on both sides.