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Every Hand Counts At Home

Marriage is a whole lot of give and take with some tug of war in the middle. Marriage is years of project management mixed in with anger management. I could go on and on with what marriage is but this is in dedication to what marriage shouldn’t be.

Taking into consideration there are always variations of the home life dynamic. There is one thing that we all have in common. Chores. Chores of house and home need done. And not for cleanliness sake alone, but for common decency.

What I am saying is.

  • If you can:

    • contribute.

  • If it’s dirty:

    • clean it.

  • If you don’t eat it:

    • throw it out.

To be fair this is not singling out either gender. This is specific to those who work outside the home and contest needing to contribute within it. Sure, keeping the bills paid is a major responsibility. But keeping your family safe and happy is more than monetary contribution.

Here’s some backstory. I work weekend night shifts. It’s a rough situation when my schedule overlaps my wife’s. While this “societal norms” of grass cutting and taking out the garbage. I do my very best to keep my wife’s to do list as short as possible.

I’m guilty of letting dishes piled up and ignoring when the trash needs taken out. Yes. But cleaning up a trail of spilled juice between two rooms tends to make you forget things.

I’ve missed the seat a few times, sure. But all it takes is a little one screaming for her turn on the potty within earshot of the bathroom door. I’ve let the yard get a little too tall and threatening for a citation from the city, but cutting grass sucks. Period.

Now I’m not saying you need to do everything at every second. Hell no, that’s not possible for anyone. Even the most coffee fueled stay at home mom ( or dad ) could ever be that omnipotent.

  • Your:

    • Mom.

    • Dad.

    • Husband.

    • Wife.

    • Boyfriend.

    • Girlfriend.

      Will appreciate the help!


About the Author:

Hi, my name is Matthew Wilson. I have an obsession for testing my writing limits. And I am a young father whose veins are filled with coffee, Diet Mountain Dew and World of Warcraft. twitter: @octoberprose Facebook: www.facebook.com/octoberprose

One Comment

  1. Bryon Hartwell October 2, 2017 at 8:33 am

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