Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Role swap - if only!

My hubby insists that if he were at home, the house would be clean, the fridge would be full, hot meals would constantly be bubbling away on the stove and a scene of domestic bliss would greet me upon my return from work everyday.

This of course, p*sses me off.

Partly because he forgets that I actually work (from home) which means that I don't have all the time in the world to devote to the upkeep of the house.

But, having said that, I'll be the first to admit I am not a natural when it comes to housework. To me it is and always will be a huge chore. And, as I am not very organised, I find it hard to just knuckle down to the tidying up etc. I'd say our house is clean and tidy(ish) in a creative sort of way - rather than a showhome sort of way.

Hubby reckons that if he were at home he would build the extension that we can't afford and he would still have time for a round of golf.

Now I know that you are wondering how on earth I've managed to restrain myself from braining him with the frying pan... but I do so wish that I could swap roles with him. Not for a week or a month but for about a year... which I think would give him long enough to realise just how much effort goes into looking after small children.

I know I couldn't do his job because he has to make people redundant and I just couldn't do that - but I'd be quite willing to work full time outside the home and let him do house work just to see what happens.

Is it just me or does anyone else have a hubby who thinks he could do a better job?


  1. Let him try, Mum In A Muddle! Oh I so think the frying pan needs to be weilded! I know you say you couldn't do his job - but does he really think he could yours by himself? Phah!

    Mine isn't too bad in that he will help out without being told and does a lot round the house - but he does have selected hearing and a selective memory!

    Julie xx

  2. If only I could explain the day to day stress... I think you never really understand what it's like to look after kids until you do it every day...of course there are good bits too thank goodness - but it sure is a busy life! xx