Saturday, 4 April 2015

Wash a bucket challenge

My husband retired in his early fifties while I continued to work as a school teacher. My husband decided to retire early because of some health problems. Initially  when both my husband and I were working since he was on a touring job I was more of a multitasker and did most of the chores. I almost brought up my children singlehanded. After my husbands retirement we moved to the outskirts of the city. It was lovely living in the outskirts of the city. But servants were hard to get and soon i had to do all our own work. I soon became very tired balancing home and work. The house looked so dirty. The sink was full of dirty dishes. The floors  looked dirty. There was piles of clothes to be washed.  Finally I decided to take the matter in my hands. I asked my son and husband to share the household chores. Initially there was groans and moans. My husband had never done much household work. Finally after seeing an adamant feminist streak in me he decided to pitch in. My husband is person who hates messes. He decided he did not like the idea of doing dishes. Instead my son and he decided to the laundry the easiest of all household work. My husband knew that I am a systematic person and love things to be done perfectly. My husband and son segregated the laundry to colours and whites. They also used a whitener for the whites.  My husband and son soon started doing the laundry on their own to perfection.They used Ariel detergent and every morning I would have a set of clean washed clothes. Since they helped a little the house was more clean. I was also able to leave earlier for work and spend more time with my family. Seeing me look happier My husband felt we had done the right thing in sharing the household chores. 

This post is written for Ariel's #WashABucket challenge.

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