No typical hunny do list will do. We’ve got to kick this into overdrive. We decided to implement...Hubby’s Home Work Hours.
Here’s how it work:
For every number of kids we have my husband works the same number of hours each week on anything I want. We have four kids so for four hours on Sat. or whenever we can schedule it that week he does whatever I want. The trade off is that he gets to do whatever he wants the rest of the day without glares or judgement. If he wants to sit and watch TV and I want to fold laundry while we watch he can and I can. We can both enjoy it then. He can enjoy it because I do not get to glare or judge or make comments about all the things that need to be done around the house and I enjoy it because I’m doing what I want and he has already helped out.
My Hunny do list is getting smaller since we have been doing this and I am actually about to add some things to it. I feel more relaxed about the time he wants and I do not feel like I have to bother him because I feel like I get what I want too. I had heard this idea a couple times from some books. I’m glad that we decided to implement it. One other way that we tried to implement this idea is on a daily basis. If I needed something done I would ask and then I would bribe him by leaving him alone the rest of the day if he did that one thing for me. Which worked too but we just found it harder to keep up with and we tend to be busier on weeknight.
My husband is pretty awesome if I do say so myself. He works hard and does a lot for our family. I’m really grateful for him. Sometimes husbands just do not have the same thoughts on getting things done as their wife’s. Did I say sometimes I meant most all the time. This gives me and him more of a timeline on getting projects done so there is not a miscommunication there. These things are usually more important to me then to him and he just thinks differently then me. I have found that the most beneficial thing to do after this is to just do the other things that need to be done myself because I want them done. The most important thing here is just not to be resentful when you are doing the jobs just do them because they need to be done and you want them down now.