Around our house, we share the chores.
Some days it's equally shared. Some days, it isn't.
He has his list of things that he does and I have my list that I do. If one isn't around to do the chore, we try to have the other pick up the slack, but sometimes that easier said than done.
What are his chores?
Watering the lawn
Weeding the beds
Triming all shrubs & trees
Kitty Litter box (currently)
Cleaning the cars
Keeping the garage clean
What are my chores?
Laundry - doing & folding
The rest of the bathroom
Picking up the dog poop
Feeding the William & giving him his meds
Emptying the diaper genies
Mopping the floors
Washing the rugs
What are the shared chores?
Taking care of Toby
Taking out the trash (on trash day)
Taking out the recycling (from counter to bin in the garage)
Putting gas in the cars
Making the beds
We've tried to have chore lists, where we check mark things throughout the week to see that they are being done. We've tried to just log when things are done, weekly, to see that one of us is doing something to keep the house together and we've tried to just have one cleaning day where we both are cleaning at the same time and cranking it out.
Whatever method we use, it always seems that something changes in our schedules and we aren't able to keep the same routine for more than a week. Maybe that's my fault. Maybe it's his fault. Maybe it's no one's fault. Maybe we need a cleaning lady. Maybe we don't. Who knows.
Either way, chores are a chore around these parts and I hate it.
I have to continually tell myself, that these things will get done when we have time. And that the quote above is how I should live. I can't dwell on what isn't being done.
How do the chores work in your house?