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Subject:The Friday Five for 22 November 2013
Time:04:30 am
This is my first time posting and I thought it might be nice to start things off with a tidy home -

1. What is the one household chore you don't mind?
2. What is the one household chore you would happily never do again?
3. What is the one household chore you had to do as a child and now make your child do (providing you have kids)?
4. How do you reward yourself after you've finished?
5. Does your SO ever help out around the house?


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lillibet
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Time:2013-11-22 01:38 pm (UTC)
1. What is the one household chore you don't mind? Washing dishes.
2. What is the one household chore you would happily never do again? Mopping a floor.
3. What is the one household chore you had to do as a child and now make your child do (providing you have kids)? Setting the table. In general, we didn't really have "chores" and while I think it's a good idea, I haven't figured out how to establish that kind of routine with Alice. She doesn't have a lot of time at home--most days she has school, then after-school activities (Spanish, music, gymnastics, choir) and about an hour's worth of homework. Whatever I'm doing when she's around, she helps with quite cheerfully--laundry, cooking, walking the dog, tidying up, etc. We have cleaners who handle all the regular heavy cleaning--for whom we are extremely grateful--so most of the work is either lifestyle maintenance or big projects.
4. How do you reward yourself after you've finished? I don't really frame it this way, but after I've done a thing, I usually take a break and faff about online or play a game, while my activation energy replenishes.
5. Does your SO ever help out around the house? Consistently, yes. I take on most of the laundry, cooking and errands, while he does the money-earning. Everything else is pretty evenly split. It's really nice to have a partner.
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spikesgirl58
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Time:2013-11-22 11:29 pm (UTC)
Wow, cleaners... I dream about them... especially when I'm stripping the kitchen floor.
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lillibet
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Time:2013-11-23 03:34 am (UTC)
I did my time stripping floors :) I wish someone had told me sooner how cheaply cleaners are available.
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spikesgirl58
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Time:2013-11-23 12:51 pm (UTC)
Sadly, they would never make it into our budget, especially since I'm only working part time now. The Big Guy would never sit still for a cleaning service. At least he vacuums a mean floor and does a lot of the cooking. And tries to do laundry...
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Time:2013-11-22 05:18 pm (UTC)
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niccat23
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Time:2013-11-22 05:34 pm (UTC)
I'm up.
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starlight_pf
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Time:2013-11-22 10:09 pm (UTC)
1. What is the one household chore you don't mind?

Vacuuming. I like that it's low on effort, but the effect is immediate and noticeable!

2. What is the one household chore you would happily never do again?

Cleaning windows.

3. What is the one household chore you had to do as a child and now make your child do (providing you have kids)?

I didn't have to do any chores apart from keeping my own room tidy and help take care of the pets we had. My kids don't have to do any chores, but they sometimes help(ed) voluntarily with groceries shopping or cooking. Oh they do help with chores outside the house - yard work, car maintenance.

4. How do you reward yourself after you've finished?

Usually a cup of coffee and my online forums.

5. Does your SO ever help out around the house?

Hardly, but he brings in most of the money and does home repairs and car maintenance. He cooks a few times a month.
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plumxxjam
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Time:2013-11-22 10:56 pm (UTC)
I feel the same way about vacuuming!
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spikesgirl58
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Time:2013-11-22 11:34 pm (UTC)
I'm with you on the window front. It seems as if you clean them and they are dirty again within minutes... same goes for bathrooms...
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lillibet
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Time:2013-11-23 12:40 pm (UTC)
I once had a housemate who announced when we moved in that he was very particular about how bathrooms and floors are cleaned, but terrible about doing dishes. So for the year we lived together, he didn't wash a single dish and I never had to mop the floor or clean the bathroom and we were both very happy.
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spikesgirl58
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Time:2013-11-23 12:43 pm (UTC)
What a great housemate! I think the dishwasher is just about the best appliance ever invented (with the washer/dryer right behind).
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fenixinthedark
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Time:2013-11-23 06:04 am (UTC)
1. What is the one household chore you don't mind?
Vacuuming.

2. What is the one household chore you would happily never do again?
Put away laundry. Yeah, I know... weird.

3. What is the one household chore you had to do as a child and now make your child do (providing you have kids)?
None. And yes, I have a kid. She's 21, however. But, even prior to her attaining the age of majority, I didn't make her do anything. I asked her.

4. How do you reward yourself after you've finished?
By enjoying the clean.

5. Does your SO ever help out around the house?
If he wants to live in the house, yes. ;-)
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spikesgirl58
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Time:2013-11-23 12:44 pm (UTC)
Your answer to question five is perfection!
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fenixinthedark
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Time:2013-11-30 07:54 am (UTC)
Thanks! :-)
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cactus_rs
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Time:2013-11-23 09:09 am (UTC)
1. What is the one household chore you don't mind?

I don't mind doing the dishes, whether it's by hand or loading/unloading the dishwasher. Taking out the garbage and recycling are also fine with me; I like the satisfaction of an emptier, cleaner living space when I come back.


2. What is the one household chore you would happily never do again?

Fuck laundry.


3. What is the one household chore you had to do as a child and now make your child do (providing you have kids)?

Spoiled bougie childhood alert, but there were never any chores we HAD to do as kids, except (for a few years) mow the lawn—then Dad got a fancy zero-turn mower that he apparently didn't trust either of us with because he did all the mowing from that point on. I remember doing a lot of dusting (the old "smear and shine," as Dave Barry would call it) to help with the semiannual big fuck-off house cleaning, but that was it. As we got older we both started doing the occasional odd job around the house if we noticed it needed to be done. It was also our responsibility to go out and pick (or help pick) vegetables from the garden during the summer.


4. How do you reward yourself after you've finished?

The Internet!


5. Does your SO ever help out around the house?

Yes, of course. He does 90% of the cooking, if you can really call that a chore.
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spikesgirl58
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Time:2013-11-23 12:40 pm (UTC)
Rock on for a man who cooks. And I so share your thoughts on laundry.
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