My husband has taken on more of the cooking. He is having so much fun playing with ingredients and spices. It’s a creative outlet for him.
At first I felt odd and then a bit guilty over it, but then I realized I was just having a role crisis. Women cook and men go to work. Right?
Now that my husband and I both work from home (he used to work hours in the Texas heat), why shouldn’t he play in the kitchen and do what he enjoys?
Each of us come to marriage with role expectations. Certain things are the husband’s job and certain other things are the wife’s job. Some of this is cultural (overall culture or your growing up family’s culture) and some is what works well for our biology (women make babies and usually keep the home while they’re caring for the babies).
I’m not suggesting a role reversal. I’m just suggesting that not all role expectations will work for your marriage or work during different seasons of life. If your husband likes to vacuum and you want to take out the trash. Go for it.
In your marriage, what is working and what’s not? Talk this through with your husband and make choices that work for you.
From now on, I’ll connect the dots my own way. Bill Watterson, Calvin & Hobbes
God’s funny. :) After writing the above, I ran across these two posts: Negotiating Chores with Your Husband (To Love, Honor and Vacuum) and “That’s a Mans Job”: 3 Scenarios Where We Need To Rethink Gender Roles (Black and Married With Kids)
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