Don’t keep score when it comes to housework — just do it


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You can be sure I don’t want the husband reading the Norwegian study that found couples who share housework equally are more likely to divorce.

We don’t share housework equally; but the husband does vacuum about four times a year, and I don’t want him to quit now, claiming it jeopardizes our marriage.

I’m not one of those wives who wants my husband doing 50 percent of the housework. I couldn’t stand the pain. You’ve not suffered until you’ve watched the man iron a shirt. I’m not saying he’s slow, but grass can grow faster.

His specialty in the kitchen is making rugelachs, rolled dough filled with cinnamon and sugar. The end product is good, but by the time he’s finished, a dusting of flour and sugar covers the entire kitchen floor. On the upside, it’s good for dancing.

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