I am blessed to have a very helpful husband. I frequently hear other wives who become frustrated with their husband for their lack of help around the house. To be honest, I have never had that problem. Sure, there have been times I’ve been frustrated with him because I felt he wasn’t helping enough, but I can’t think of a time that he has not done at least something.
I spend all week cleaning up and doing things around the house, not to mention homeschooling the kids, grocery shopping, cooking… Some days I do more than others (who doesn’t?) but I always do something. By Saturday, I don’t feel like cleaning house! I do a few things (mainly laundry) but compared to the week, not much. I feel like it is the weekend, and although I don’t ever get a weekend from being a mom- the laundry and dishes are never ending, and we do have to eat- I should still get to treat it somewhat like a weekend.
Gary, on the other hand, likes to spend time on Saturdays cleaning. You’d think working all week (he’s a diesel mechanic) he’d want to spend time on the couch. He does that, but seriously, he cleans too. And not just putting away his laundry that I folded folded for him, but vacuuming, dishes…
So what’s my problem?? I feel so guilty!
As I write this, sitting at the computer, eating Doritos Sweet Spicy Chili Chips (they’re the best!), he is mopping our floors. Yes, mopping. And this after he just finished vacuuming! I feel like I should be up doing something, like cleaning our bathroom (since I only did the kids’ bathroom this week) or washing windows or something. And I worry that he’s thinking the same thing. (There have been days that he has made comments like that, but I’m sure he was only kidding).
So, does anyone else have this problem?? I know… I need to get over it, right? Or should I be up and busy cleaning? What do you think?