Jonathan may yet be able to convince me to have kids. Why? I sit around and READ all day and he does ALL THE CLEANING AND COOKING!
Granted, I am reading for grad school. Like…150 pages for one class kind of reading, but, seriously, if I never have to actually do any real child rearing work, I’ll have all the babies that man wants.
On a more serious note, it’s a bit of a struggle for me. I mean, let’s be honest, I pretty well hate cleaning and doing laundry, but we have our roles well streamlined. I hate to vacuum so he does it. I would rather mop, so I do. He hates cleaning the bathroom, I hate it less, so I do it. He cleans the kitchen (because he makes the mess in the kitchen). I do the laundry. Grad school is changing all that. Work and school and an independent study means the only entire day I have off is Monday. Every other day is either work or work/class or work/independent study or just independent study. This means my weekends are spent from Noon to 5 or 6 at school and my week is, well, a regular week of 12 hour days.
Jonathan has been amazing. The other day I was reading, had been for 3 hours or so, and I fell asleep sitting up on the couch. He started to clean in another room so as not to disturb my nap. I mean, for REALZ. It’s like being in a TV marriage where everyone is so nice! (well, at least one person (him) is nice).
So listen up ladies! Find a man, marry him, then go to grad school to avoid chores. WORKS LIKE A CHARM.