A marriage is a balance. Sometimes a balancing act? Perhaps. But my point is indeed a marriage is a balance.
Over the last, almost 17 years, Jake & I have settled into a balance. Somehow, most of the time, it seems to be working.
I heard somewhere that a good marriage is learning how NOT to open your mouth and speak 20 times a day. Snark? Maybe. I think it means try not to criticize too much, it looses it's impact.
It is usually very difficult to take a peekinto someone's marriage. As if you would even want to! But, here you go, a quick peek into mine:
Who does what at my house:
Banking, bills & paperwork - me
Furnace, plumbing & anything mechanical - Jake
Cars: Buying, servicing, cleaning - Jake
House cleaning - both
Cooking - both
Dish washing - Jake
Laundry - me
Keeper of the calendar - me
Teeth brushing with Shea - Jake
Homework & violin - me
Bedtime stories and tuck in - me
Dealing with spiders & other pests - Jake
Cats - both
Cloths buying for mom & kids - me
Clothes buying for dad - Jake
Grocery Store - me
House repair, fix, remodel - Jake
Doctors, Dentists & specialists - me
Now that I am looking at this list, I guess I am the Organization person and Jake is the Operations person. That actually about sums it up.
How does it work in your house?
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