I have a question…AND I WANT you HONEST opinion even if it differs from mine:) What is your outlook on men and women’s roles in the household?
The reason I’m asking is because it’s been a real struggle for me lately. This is why….Since I started photography and working 2 full time jobs, Kaz has had to take on a lot of the household responsibilities. He hasn’t complained not once and he amazes me with the amount of work that he does at home when I’m away. Take for instance yesterday….We were out of town all weekend with the adoption meeting, and then I taught a photography class on Saturday. We got back Saturday night and yesterday I had a wedding. I was gone a total of 10 hours for the wedding. I left home at 12 and got back around 1030 last night. While I was gone, Kaz swept and moped all the floors, washed all the dishes, washed and dryed 4 loads of clothes, folded ALL of them, AND put them all away. He went grocery shopping, made our juice for 2 days, cooked dinner, helped me with a few photography items, and that’s all I saw….He could have done more. See he’s pretty amazing right? I think so!!! BUT I have such a hard time because I feel bad and guilty for making Kaz do all of this stuff. I feel bad because I feel like it’s my role is to do all the house chores…I do think it should be a shared responsibility but Kaz does it all the time…I’m SO THANKFUL…DON’T GET ME WRONG…There’s no way I could do it all or even half of it on my own. I’m slammed right now, but I feel bad that he has to do it….I was telling someone about this and they made the comment “Well, you should stop one of your jobs because it’s the wife’s responsibility to do the house work, NOT the man’s.” She was honest, but she’s from an older generation where that’s the common thing[which I'm not saying anything negative about this....Society has just changed a lot in the last couple years]….I didn’t get mad at all. I’m sure many people feel that way, but right now for us it’s not feasible. It’s not always going to be this way, but for a season it is….I guess part of me feeling guilty is because I feel like I NEED to be doing this stuff NOT him...
Anyway, I wanted your thoughts. I know everyone has different opinions….How do you feel about this?
By the way, if you can’t tell from reading this LET ME TELL YOU….MY HUSBAND is AMAZING!