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Old 11-02-2008, 05:11 PM   #1
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Should cooking be considered a chore, if you enjoy it ??

An occasional argument in the Larry residence is about chores. She cleans the house and does the laundry. I do all the outside work and the cooking. Dishes , taking out the trash and other things the kids take care of. Anyway, getting back to the point, she will tell me that cooking doesnt count because I enjoy doing it so its not really a chore. My reply is, that by me doing it, she doesnt have to do it ( and she hates it). So, does my argument stand ?? or am I just being an unreasonable jackass Which Ive been called before, and kinda like the title.

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Old 11-02-2008, 05:15 PM   #2
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Rather than calling them chores, look at it as dividing up certain jobs/responsibilities necessary to the operation of the household.
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Old 11-02-2008, 05:17 PM   #3
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I would have to side with the wife... if you enjoy it, it is not a chore. I love to cook and never have found it to be something that I groan about having to do. I remember one night we planned to have spaghettie for dinner. I had class that night, so the plan was to go to class and then come home and start cooking. When I got home, I was sooooo dissappointed to see DH had already started cooking dinner. He stole my joy!!!!! (I was appreciative too... but bummed!)
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Old 11-02-2008, 05:18 PM   #4
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And just to make a point. I have no problem vacuuming but i get criticized on what a crappy job I do ( not purposely ) so its not like im avoiding these other duties. I just dont meet up to the standards she has , as her cooking doesnt meet up with my standards, or even the dogs!!!
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Old 11-02-2008, 05:21 PM   #5
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I guess I could understand that. I do the vacuuming, kitchen cleaning, and dusting... I don't like the job he does doing it. He washes clothes, washes pots and pans, dishes. I'm ok with that division of chores. I enjoy vacuuming to... so I guess that can't be a chore huh?
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Old 11-02-2008, 05:21 PM   #6
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I love to cook so it's not usually a chore but it does seem like one sometimes when I just don't feel like it but it has to be done. Then every step feels like a chore.
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Old 11-02-2008, 05:24 PM   #7
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...and furthermore, if she doesn't think it's a chore, offer to swap cooking for one of the jobs she does!!!
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Old 11-02-2008, 05:27 PM   #8
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If you tasted her cooking, you would understand why i never made that offer.
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Old 11-02-2008, 05:29 PM   #9
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If you tasted her cooking, you would understand why i never made that offer.
The suggestion was to make a point, not for an actual swap.

Bottom line, she's complaining because she feels like the work is not divided up fairly. It's not about the cooking.
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Old 11-02-2008, 05:30 PM   #10
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I think it comes down to a matter of survival.
Someone has to do it to survive. Just because one of you does it better,
well, it's still a chore/responsibility.
If the other does any other chore well and likes it
necessary to the
home maintainence, does that mean it's not a chore?
I think not.
But I'd be a J.A. to get in the middle of marital
situations, so forget I said anything.
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