I've been living with K on a consistent basis now since April and in the past few months we've really started to settle into a routine which is nice because I'm a creature of habit who hates change (even when it's good change). So needless to say the last 6 months which has been full of change i.e. getting engaged and moving in with a boy (!) has been a bit overwhelming. But slowly the condo is starting to feel more and more like home and we now have our little routine down which helps.
One thing I've noticed is how we've managed to split up the chores around the house. We never really had a big discussion about who would do what, it just sort of evolved over time. The breakdown of chores is as follows:
Feed the cats
Load/Unload the dishwasher
Change the litter boxes
Take out the trash
Take care of plants
Put together any furniture we buy
Now this isn't to say that I don't sometimes cook because I do or that he doesn't sometimes clean because he does. And even though I clean on a more regular basis I would say he's actually better at it than I am. When he does get into his cleaning tizzies (about once a month), he'll do the whole condo and even do things I don't such as dusting the ceiling fans...granted I'm also a foot shorter than him so it's not as easy for me to do it.
I think our little system has worked out nicely and I really don't mind the chores that I end up doing. I'm just grateful that I have a man that not only enjoys to cook but is really good at it! And I've actually gotten a lot better at cooking as well thanks to his help. So I guess we don't need to worry about our kids going hungry.
Overall I'm just happy that I'm not the one having to do all the work around the house on top of having a full time job. We really are partners in this little adventure and that's comforting.