I was forwarded these questions from somebody who is writing a book about the division of household chores. Here are my answers:
What is your experience with who does what around the house? – I cook, he cleans. I supervise the handyman, my husband mows the lawn.
Have you and your significant other ever had a big argument when it comes to household chores? – No, we have a happy sex life.
Who has the stronger urge to keep the place clean and tidy – you or your SO? – We both have a happy sex life. With each other.
Do you do more cleaning? – I do none.
Why? – I suck at it. A floor washed by me looks a lot worse than a dirty floor I haven’t messed with.
Have you ever hashed out a “To Do” list? – I’m not sure how to interpret “hashed out” in this context. I constantly try different productivity systems for work. Now I’m into “Have Done” lists kept on paper. My husband is not into lists at all, doesn’t have an agenda or a smartphone.
Are there certain chores that only one of you does? – I cook, he cleans. I supervise the handyman, my husband mows the lawn.
Why? – Because I’m good at cooking and supervising the handyman, and my husband is good at cleaning and mowing the lawn.
Does a messy partner make you feel resentful? – No, I have a happy sex life.
Does it impact your sex life or your feelings towards him or her? – It works the other way round. We have a happy sex life, so we don’t feel resentful or feel bothered by “mess.”
Who wants to bet my answers are not getting into the book because they don’t reinforce the stereotype of women who constantly cook and clean, feeling resentful against their husbands and denying them sex as a result?