Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Northern Virginia
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My husband expects me to take care of the kids, pretty much that is it! Now, I expect alot of myself. I expect to shop for groceries, cook wholesome meals and snacks, keep the house in working order, cloth diaper because it means alot to me to do so, keep up with laundry and probably a few other things. I am also the one who does the main job of researching discipline methods (ie: teaching myself and my husband the gentle discipline techniques I learn and keeping him updated on how do keep our cool with them on bad days)- my husband also expects I will keep him informed on this front, as well and does not do this himself. I am the main disciplinarian in the house, I think!
I think I expect more of myself than my husband actually expects of me. He doesn't care if the house gets messy as long as I don't blame it on him. He doesn't mind helping me as long as I ask him for help and don't yell at him that he ISN'T helping. If I can't or am too tired to cook one night, he is perectly fine in picking up a pizza on the way home or if I need a break (and say so to him) he is perfectly fine taking the kids to the park or putting them to bed one night while I go out.
I never really thought about it before but now that I think about it, I am glad he doesn't expect me to be a supermom and is happy as long as I am happy and the kids are happy!
As for expectations I have of him- I expect him to clean the litter box (I feed our cat), take out the trash, do anything car related and he fixes things and does does the massive cleaning (such as organizing the laundry/storage room). He is also the barf man and while I have no problem cleaning poo, I HATE vomit, so he deals with vomiting children. I have a wonderful hubby!
Married, working mom to son (almost 15), DD1 (almost 13) and DD2 (11). Oh, and badnewf, a nonobadbordercollie and 3 black cats.