CEO of the Household

Tuesday, May 25, 2010 Leave a Comment

I read something, somewhere, about how couples today are sharing so many of the household roles -- parenting, disciplining, cooking, cleaning, mowing the lawn, fixing the broken cabinet door, making the summer travel arrangements, paying the bills -- that the boundaries of who does what get blurry, and actually add to the stress of managing the household. For instance, if your husband folds the laundry one Saturday morning, you might naturally expect him to do it again, every Saturday morning, and after a couple of weeks, there's a mountain of laundry waiting to be folded and everybody is irritated.

As CEO of the Household, my job description includes Chef, House-cleaner, Stylist, Bed-time reader, Cruise Director, Doctor, Play-Doh Expert, Guru, Disciplinarian, Cheerleader, Snuggler, and Ice-Cream Scooper. And that was just today.

How do you split up the responsibilities of the household?