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Sharing the load

by Jon (follow)
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Sharing the load

Sharing the load..

I know a lot goes on behind closed doors but I often feel a huge imbalance of home and parenting duties which are so frustrating, I wonder if it is the same in other houses and we all just don't talk about it.

I have 2 young children and work part-time. I struggle keeping up with everything and feel that I do most of the parenting. Daycare drop off and pickup, daily baths, prepping and cooking all meals, all night parenting which is often many many wakeups with a wakeful baby. Partner gets up, showers, then leaves for work (much later than me, I am up between 4-5, dishes done, everyone fed and dressed and drop off before work) he might get up around 7 and leave by 8 or 9, the time I am arriving at work or dealing with daycare tears. No stress his end, not to mention him leaving his stuff everywhere for me to pick up.

Afternoons consist of me picking up kids, bathing and preparing dinner, feeding kids and often having them in bed or ready for bed, dishes are done before he even gets home. We all know that sounds MUCH easier than the reality of tired, cranky, hungry toddlers who LOVE to flood the bathroom, fight and push me to the point of tears. Laundry and shopping is 100% my responsibility also.

Mundane stuff mostly but do your partners help way more with this? We don't spend time together as I'm usually SO frustrated and tired in the evenings - I'm at breaking point... It's BS in my opinion! Feel like all I do is nag and ask for help, surely all houses are not like this?

Do you just get what you are willing to tolerate?

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