Domesticate Me

4 years ago

I'm 37 years old and a self prescribed domestic slacker. I hate cooking, cleaning, and well let's face it anything that requires effort at home. For anyone who knows me especially people from work this may be a surprise since I'm an efficient work horse at my job. For some reason, I never really learned to do all the house chores that kids pick up on from their parents. It's not that my parents didn't role model these things. In fact, I have vivid memories of my dad cooking dinner every night and as a young child I had to vacuum or dust in order to get my allowance. My childhood house was always clean and there was never dishes in the sink but it never stuck with me. As young adult, I had piles of clothes all over my room, I would opt to buy a new outfit as opposed to doing laundry, ordering out was the norm, and eating off paper plates was the only option.

I've been married for almost 7 years and this has been a source of discontent in our marriage since the beginning. I rarely cook or do the dishes. I do the laundry begrugingly. I have to admit that it's starting to bother me as well. It's expensive to eat out all the time, have a cleaning lady and it takes a toll on my relationship. I'm looking for a domestic boot camp to make some changes. Does this exist?

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