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Old 02-27-2013, 04:43 AM
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hehe, I remember those days. I had a bank CD that was earning 16% / yr at one point. If only I'd found one with a 20 year term.

Besides money, the other thing I hear causes the most conflict in marriage is division of labor at home. Exactly the point of the thread I imagine. I wonder if all our wives would agree with all the numbers here. Sometimes my wife does a few things and I think it seems to her like a big percentage, but she doesn't know the time I spend on some stuff.

And of course the fact that as SAHD's, we're expected to take over almost all the woman's duties at home (although I don't completely). And how many traditionally male jobs of the list does my wife take over? None. It's alright, I can't complain, but sometimes I still do.
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Old 02-27-2013, 11:17 AM
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cooking: 75/25 me

house cleaning: 50/50

Dishes: 60/40 her

laundry: 50/50

Car maintenance repair:

household appliance maintenance repair:

yard work: 50/50

yard equipment maint/repair:

snow removal: live in Florida no snow

childcare: 60/40 I get Saturdays to myself

Home repair/maint/upgrade: 75/25 she likes to help

Finances: 100% all her.
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Old 02-27-2013, 11:32 AM
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cooking:100%

house cleaning:95%

Dishes:100%

laundry:75%

Car maintenance repair:20% have a mechanic for this

household appliance maintenance repair:100%

yard work:100%

yard equipment maint/repair:100%

snow removal:100%

childcare: 85%

Home repair/maint/upgrade:100%

Finances:0%




Ok now I work 30 hours a week, kid is now in high school, wife works a bazillion hours a week, basically I do most of everything and work, she works and works, her only responsibility is paying the bills, all I pay for is food and extras.
This works for us, funny how I now run the household and work and it really doesn't seem to be more to do than when I was home full time with the kid, this says that either I don't work to damn hard or child care is a bunch of work! (I'm going with the later.
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Old 02-27-2013, 12:58 PM
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cooking: 75/25 me

house cleaning: 50/50

Dishes: 60/40 her

laundry: 50/50

Car maintenance repair:

household appliance maintenance repair:

yard work: 50/50

yard equipment maint/repair:

snow removal: live in Florida no snow

childcare: 60/40 I get Saturdays to myself

Home repair/maint/upgrade: 75/25 she likes to help

Finances: 100% all her.
You sure you're a SAHD? You got it made! Easy street.
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Old 02-27-2013, 03:02 PM
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You sure you're a SAHD? You got it made! Easy street.

Yeah I am a SAHD... Some days can be really crazy and some days they are no problem at all. Having twins you never know what the day is going to be like. Wife gives me some slack because she knows how the twins can be. If I can get some stuff done around the house when they are not driving me crazy that is a good day. Noah has a hard time telling us when he is hungry so he just starts having a major tantrum, which is what I deal with every day. He is going to speech therapy a few times every week. We just got them off of sippy cups.
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Old 03-01-2013, 03:54 PM
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cooking: 98%

house cleaning: 70%

Dishes: 95%

laundry: 80%

Car maintenance repair: 100%

household appliance maintenance repair: 100%

yard work: 100%

yard equipment maint/repair: 100%

snow removal: N/A

childcare: 80%

Home repair/maint/upgrade: 90%

Finances: 100%

Grocery Shopping: 100%
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Old 03-01-2013, 04:37 PM
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Welcome Jared. Any kids?
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Tell us about yourself, become invested in our community then maybe post up your blog.
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Old 03-12-2013, 05:14 PM
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Great thread. I'm going to bring it back up, becauce I've been buried for the past two weeks in crap pertaining to this. The wife and I had a talk the other day on housework, her parents, and the twins. I wanted a day off. Seems that me getting a day off, was more like four hours. It wasn't bad, just a little too short. You'd think that since I handle the the kids on my own 10+ hours a day, 5 days a week, that she could do it for more than four hours.

I need a day off.

cooking: 90%

house cleaning: 90%

Dishes: 95%

laundry: 95%--Cloth diapers, twins, 2+ loads a day.

Car maintenance repair: 100% --I don't like lesser mechanics touching my stuff.

household appliance maintenance repair: 100% --See above.

yard work: 100%

yard equipment maint/repair: 100%

snow removal: 100%

childcare: 85%

Home repair/maint/upgrade: 100%--I've seen the havoc some "licensed" repairmen have called workmanship. Some of these "licensed" guys couldn't tie their shoes, why let them work on my house?

Finances: She brings home the bacon. I cook it.
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