Does your husband, or boyfriend help around the house?

on May 20, 2011 @ 09:54 am

Mine does, he'll do every thing except clean the
bathroom. I don't even have to ask him to give me a hand. If he's not
working, or it's a weekend he has off, as soon as he gets up he'll start
the laundry, he  fills, or empties the dishwasher, vacuums, washes the
floors, and he'll even cook and I don't just mean on the BBQ either. You
name it he pretty much just does what ever he sees needs done and with
out me asking him to. Although I must admit that I do sometimes have to
go behind him and change the way he loads the dishwasher and yes
sometimes it can even get on my nerves. Not very often, but sometime it
will make me feel like he thinks I'm not doing a good enough job, or
that I just haven't bothered to clean even though it's something I do
everyday. I know that's not really the case though, he's always bin like
that even when he was a kids. The little bugger that he was
would rather stay home from school and clean the house for his mother
then go to school. So do you have a helper, or a lazy lump that you
can't get to do a thing for you?

9 Replies

He helps usually on May 20, 2011 @ 10:03 am

My hubby puts in a lot of hours at his day job, and since my workload is a little lighter, I try to handle the housework myself. He does help with clearing the supper dishes and picking up in the living room at the end of the night, but I generally don't ask him to vacuum or scrub bathrooms. We also have a large yard and are in the process of reshingling and repainting (DIY - yeah, we know that's insane!), so every spare moment he has is usually filled with outdoors work. He also enjoys doing all the vehicle maintenance himself, so he changes the oil, fluids, and other minor repairs. A few months ago, someone backed into me and he even did the whole front end repair alone! We received a cash payout from the other person's insurance that was based on what a body shop would have charged so we really came out ahead in the end.

I just reread my comment here and realize we need a life. Sheesh.

Ali de Bold
Yes on May 20, 2011 @ 10:07 am

Takoda, sounds like you have a good man! Alex helps me out quite a bit. I clean more often and he is forbidden from doing laundry due to several unfortunate incidents where choice pieces of clothing were destroyed, but he's a great cook and I can always count on him to clean up the kitchen, which is my least favourite chore.

Mouse as we call him.. on May 20, 2011 @ 10:22 am

does all the out side work and all the work on my car and his truck his
self too. We also had a Harley at one time that he built and
maintain by his self. Even after working all day he'll come home and if
he sees anything at all that can be done today, he'll start doing it
insted of putting off until tomorrow. He reminds me of the Energizer
Bunny. LOL

I hear you with the laundry Ali, mouse has done his share of damage, but
thankfully it wasn't to anything to expensive and he did replace it,
witch was nice. I've tried to stop him from doing it, but there's just
no stopping this guy. I really appreciated all he's done for me over the
years and it means even more to me when I'm having one of my really bad


both the men in my life on May 20, 2011 @ 11:23 am

Both my dad and husband help around the house. My dad helps my mom, always. He does laundry, hoovers, makes breakfast and serves it, cooks, and does dishes. The only problem with my dad doing the dishes is, my mom never finds it clean enough for her so she ends up rewashing them lol. He always helps do what she doesn't have time to do or helps her while she's doing stuff, like cooking.

Hubby helps me, rather it feels like I help him. I'm still in the learning phase of housekeeping. How many times a week am I supposed to dust? And do I take down all my books / stuff and dust under them or do I just dust over them on the parts you can see? And what about vacuuming? Everyday or once a week? Laundry, ditto? The other day I was trying to cut an onion and it kept slipping, he took it from me and showed me how to do it right. Oh well he got into this with his eyes open, and good part is he doesn't seem to run out of patience, or mind teaching me stuff. Oh and bathroom is his department. I don't touch that! He wants to teach me, but I think I'll pass on that.....*shudder*

I love him! on May 20, 2011 @ 11:36 am

My husband is a wonderful helper. Usually our weeks are so busy so most of our housework gets done over the weekend and he is so good at taking initiative and doing what needs to be done. He knows that the sooner we get it all done, the sooner we can have some time together so that usually motivates him I think. And after seeing how much I appreciate it and how much attention he gets from me after motivates him even more! I'm so glad he helps out so dilligently. Every once in awhile he goes ahead and makes supper for us too, without me even asking! He's a keeper :)

EN-VEE-USSS! on May 20, 2011 @ 12:13 pm

All you ladies are so lucky to have found someone who is willing to help out!!!! After all the stories of lazy, or abusive men circulating around the world, it's so great to read about these kinds of relationships once in a while.

It feels like a lovey-dovey day on May 20, 2011 @ 12:39 pm

@jskim - I totally agree. It's so sad to hear of broken and abusive relationships!

I'm so thankful for someone who shows up randomly at my work to have a lunch date with me :) When Tangled came out on dvd, he knew how much I wanted it but told me we need "watch the budget". I knew he was right so I left it alone. Then the day it came out, he came home with some items in a bag and asked me to look for the receipt inside. And that's where I found a copy of Tangled on Blu-Ray that he got for me!

Any other cute stories to share, ladies? I'm feeling romantic today. Maybe it was this forum topic with the wedding proposal video!

Yes he does on May 27, 2011 @ 03:59 pm

My boyfriend is really helpful. Whenever I ask him to do anything he'll do it. The only thing is that he doesn't take initiative to do a chore because in his eyes he doesn't notice that the table is dusty, etc. Fortunately, every time I even mention a chore he'll get right to it without complaining or anything.

@beachbabe - that is so sweet how he surprised you with Tangled and I agree that Tangled was such a sweet movie. My boyfriend is similar in that he would tell us if our budget is tight but he will always spend on me and just not spend on himself.

no on May 29, 2011 @ 11:34 am

right now my husband is jobless
but he is very help ful verbally
he'll always ask me "i an do dishes for u or vaccum"
but this never happens
other than that he is very caring
:D :D :D

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