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Old 10-08-2012, 05:41 PM   #23
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Re: How to get DH to pitch in just a little more?

My DH can be so helpful around the house. I swear he can clean a bathroom better than I can, cooks, is great with the kids... but seriously never notices that anything needs to be done or volunteers to do it himself. I was sick this weekend and so he was "holding down the fort" and I swear to god he didn't throw away one piece of kitchen trash or wash a dish... he just spread everything out on the counters like we're some sort of hoarders. Anyways, I gave up on expecting him to take the initiative, gave up on thinking he'd get "hints" like "the dishes need to be washed" and I just tell him directly what I want done and preferably when. "I need you to vacuum tonight." "I need the trash taken out before dinner" etc. Also I make lists.
Mama to DS1 05/03/10 and DS2 12/13/11. Due with #3 07/21/13
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