Because let's be honest, we all want to make sure we're not the only ones...am I right?
At the beginning of the month, we had a calm discussion about my cooking....or to be more honest, my lack of cooking.
My response to him...
No one can do it all...including housewives.
Let's just get this out there, I don't necessarily hate cooking, but its not something I enjoy doing. It's not that I'm even bad at it. I'm no Julia Child by any means, but I can follow a recipe. I just don't enjoy the process of it. If you give me the option to cook dinner for the family or go out....I'll usually go with the later.
No lie, I'd rather clean a toilet over cooking a meal for my family.
However, I realize that eating out constantly is not healthy and it can add up at times, so I cook probably 70% of the time....even though I do not enjoy it. I look at it as apart of my job.
Here's the deal, I am a stay at home mom and the way it works in our house is that I do usually do everything house related....I wash the clothes, keep the house clean, shop for groceries and cook the meals, take care of the kid(s), school with Olivia, and I even take care of the yard stuff. Now, I realize that this isn't how it works in every other household, but its one that I feel like works for us and I feel like is fair. He works on average two full time jobs a week, so I feel like there is not much I should ask from him as far as household stuff goes....I just ask for money (so who really has the better end of this deal). You may not necessarily agree with this, but this is how it works for us and we both have no problem with it.
Like most families though we do have weeks, that by default, it seems like all we do is eat out. We just happened to have a couple of those weeks in a row when this conversation occurred.
So, I'm sure you are getting that my point to prove was that I would cook ALL WEEK LONG....which is a big deal for me because once again, I don't like to cook.
That was at the beginning of the month and now that we are almost to the end, I am proud to say that I've cooked almost the whole month and we've only ate out maybe four or fives times....which is good for us.
Not long after that conversation my MIL (who sides with me because she doesn't enjoy to cook either) and I came up with the idea that he could start cooking a few times a week...why, because he actually claims to enjoy cooking!!! I proposed that he just tell me what he wants to cook, I make the list and do all the shopping. However, can you believe that he wasn't up for that idea???
His response to our offer "how would you like it if I added more to your chore list?" Which is funny because seriously, what else more is there to add to my list??? Which by the way, we totally laughed about this because even he realized the silliness of his statement after he said it.
So, I'm still proving my point and making sure to cook dinner more often than I even care to and maybe I'll show him that, just maybe, housewives can do it all after all.