One quarter of all the men surveyed say they are mainly responsible for cooking and cleaning duties
kids’ mess, not putting away clothes and not being romantic enough.
My wife has her own style of nagging. She can actually nag me with looks rather than words. In fact I can feel nagged by her, even if I am in a different room. She can mind-nag.
The second piece of research was a stark contradiction to the first.
It appears that after years of being told we don’t do enough to help out round the home, British men are now becoming more responsible for household chores. One quarter of all the men surveyed say they are mainly responsible for the cooking and cleaning duties in the home. However, in the same study only three per cent of women acknowledged that these duties fell under their men-folk’s jurisdiction.
So we have a difference of opinion here. Us guys, as well as suffering increased nagging, are now also being accused of overestimating how much we do around the house.
In my own house, a list of jobs is written on a Sunday, with initials by each chore, so it’s actually in writing as to who does what. For me it’s usually the kids’ shoes, the floors, a dog walk, doing the dinner and a share of the ironing before I am free to do as I please. And if I either forget to do one, or don’t do one to the required standard, I will expect to be nagged.