Mums, do you ever feel that no matter how helpful your husband/partner is, you end up doing most of the work at home?
For parenting blogger Karen Alpert from Baby Sideburns, this is certainly the case.
“I have an awesome husband. If I ask him to do something like pack a lunch or toss the laundry into the dryer, he’ll do it without complaint,” Alpert wrote in a hilariously relatable recent post.
“But that’s the problem. I have to ask him.”
Hear that? It’s mothers across the world cheering in agreement.
“I end up doing like 99% of the shit around here (I’m totally exaggerating, it’s more like 95%) just because lots of stuff occurs to me that never even occurs to him,” Alpert continued.
Alpert goes on to list the 10 essential family tasks she does every day without her husband even being aware of it. Here are a few of our favourites.
Buying and sorting the kids’ clothes.
Alpert wonders if her husband thinks that their son still fits into the clothes that they bought before he was born, because he has never brought home new ones.
“It’s a miracle! Our kid had a growth spurt and grew seven inches but his clothes still fit. Ummm, yeah, not a miracle,” she writes.
"I cleaned out his entire closet last night, returned the old hand-me-downs, sorted the new hand-me-downs, and restocked his closet."
Like many women before her, the simple question "What do you want to do for dinner?" really grinds Alpert's gears.