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I am starting the OHs christmas list as he says he's off work for the duration.
1) empty bagless hoover
2) clean windows
3) clean fireplace
4) tidy up plant pots
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You forgot take the rubbish out and to treat him like a king for the duration.
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I am starting the OHs christmas list as he says he's off work for the duration.
1) empty bagless hoover
2) clean windows
3) clean fireplace
4) tidy up plant pots
Know a friend of a friends OH who would be prepared to swap if your hubby does the above services also for her Christmas list. Swap offer here, can be either a temporary or permanent arrangement:

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Pm if interested - she'd be willing to negotiate

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3) clean fireplace
4) tidy up plant pots
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1) empty bagless hoover
2) clean windows
3) clean fireplace
4) tidy up plant pots
5) Sign divorce papers
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LOL - but you have a point. If the poor man has a few days off from work, wouldn't it be nice if he could have a good rest?

We always both worked, ever since youngest started school, so shared the chores- but if one partner works and the other not (irrespective of gender btw) then ... (unless looking after small children which is a job in itself).
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We always both worked, ever since youngest started school, so shared the chores- but if one partner works and the other not (irrespective of gender btw) then ...
Women these days...tsk tsk.
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1) empty bagless hoover
2) clean windows
3) clean fireplace
4) tidy up plant pots
Really, that's how you will keep him busy once he's home a few days?
You've been married a looooong time, huh?
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I think, as Neddy said, that OH is 'other half' 'partner'.
Maybe you read it as OTT which I believe means 'Over The Top' = excessive.

I'm OTH though (over the hill, past my sell by date) so I might be completely erong.
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I think, as Neddy said, that OH is 'other half' 'partner'.
Maybe you read it as OTT which I believe means 'Over The Top' = excessive.

I'm OTH though (over the hill, past my sell by date) so I might be completely erong.
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A change is as good as a rest!

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but if one partner works and the other not (irrespective of gender btw) then ... (unless looking after small children which is a job in itself).
After I had our children, I no longer went 'out to work'. But even when our children were long past the 'small children' stage, I still considered what I did as 'work'. And i still do.
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After I had our children, I no longer went 'out to work'. But even when our children were long past the 'small children' stage, I still considered what I did as 'work'. And i still do.
And fair enough- a valid choice. But I'd hope that your OH didn't get a long list of stuff to do the minute he had a couple of days off work, that's all - at least give him- or in some cases her, a few days to put feet up - because that would be a change from work- and a well deserved rest (as said, very different if there are young children involved).

Now we are both retired- I am mightily pleased he is used to share the chores, according to ability and likes/dislikes, to some extent. I have many friends with retired husbands who don't lift a finger round the place, because that is the way it's always been in that relationship.
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LOL - but you have a point. If the poor man has a few days off from work, wouldn't it be nice if he could have a good rest?
You don't know him... he's like a fly in a bottle. If I don't think of distractions, he'll be bouncing off the walls. "Sharing chores" is like the 50s here... he might cook on weekends if he's home which is about as often as the full moon. He's already booked in as a Red Nose driver which he does every christmas & New Year. Same on holiday - can't just relax & admire the view. Got to see the whole of a country in a few days like a Japanese tourist on speed.
Is treated like a king every day... walks in at lunchtime, meal is ready then has his snooze & goes back to work. In the evening walks in, meal is ready then falls asleep in his chair. Only thing missing is the foot massage & Geisha outfit.

Yes, Curley... married a loooong time.
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And fair enough- a valid choice. But I'd hope that your OH didn't get a long list of stuff to do the minute he had a couple of days off work, that's all - at least give him- or in some cases her, a few days to put feet up - because that would be a change from work

Housework is a change from "work".


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The pipe is missing here unless you replace it with a bagpipe but that looks eerily familiar.
By the way, the "clean the fireplace" was actually him saying he would do it as well as the windows ... which translates as you know my mother is coming for christmas & will comment about the dirty fireplace & windows so they need cleaning ... so I know you'll do it as I will be busy.
I won't do the windows 'cos I am short so they'll only be clean half way up but I will no doubt be doing the fireplace, as well as the bathroom, hoovering the floor + making her bed.
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The older I get the less I find that's applicable.
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Thinking back, neither Mr. L nor I were ever into 'rest'. Physically, I worked harder than Mr. L did. And the burden of being the sole wage-earner would not have been lightened by sitting in a chair with his feet up. The household was always my province. I don't make lists of things for him to do. I ask him if there is something specific which we need doing. And he has his realm. He does all the background *slog behind trips and holidays. He is up to date with information on things we want to buy. He keeps my computer up to date and running and this includes a 24/7 helpline. This is all far more important to me than him 'lifting a finger' in the household when I am here. When I am away, he does it himself. This arrangement wouldn't suit everyone but we are not 'everyone'. It suits us.


*This doesn't mean he makes the decisions, but that he can answer all my questions!
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