Wednesday, May 14, 2014

#TBT - Bull work VS Squirrel work


In every household, there is an endless list of mundane chores.
And with every couple, 
there is the everlasting question: 
Who’s chore is it?

For many…the decision is not totally cut and dry.
For my bro-in-law…the decision is cut, dry...and pasted.
He has come up with an animal classification system for chores...

Bull work 
Squirrel work

Bull work…is to be done by the man of the house
and includes physical work.
ie.  heavy lifting, lawn mowing, cutting trees down, shoveling snow.

Squirrel to be done by the woman of the house
and includes small detail work.

i.e. cooking, washing dishes, emptying the dishwasher,
laundry, sweeping, vacuuming, mopping, dusting, cleaning toilets.
(Need I list more?)

PaulA has jumped on board with his bro's
Bull work/Squirrel work concept.

So when it comes to laundry...
under the bull work/squirrel work 
division of labor...
the laundry chore would be mine.
After all, washing, folding, and putting away clothes has 
“squirrel work” written all over it.
should the washing machine need to be moved 
(so I could clean behind it)…
that would be "bull work."

"Squirrel work" is ironing the clothes and neatly hanging them in the closet.
"Bull work" is building a neat new closet. 
Getting the picture?


This Kat is not totally buying the
Bull work/Squirrel work
division of labor concept.

It has Bull written all over it.

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