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To go on strike

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LuisSuarezTeeth Mon 01-Jul-13 06:04:05

This will be long and have some people frothing - apologies on both counts.

I work full time, usually 12 hour days (carer)
DP does not (is looking)
We have 3 DC - DS15, DSS8 and DSS5

I do:

All shopping, cooking, cleaning, admin, homework, ironing, loading dishwasher. I do mean ALL OF IT.

DP does:

Grass cutting
Walk dog
Occasional laundry
Dishwasher 2-3 times a week

Example, yesterday. I got up at 6am, work at 7am. Returned at 6.30pm. Kitchen a bomb site, no tidying done, kids uniform not ready, homework not done, kids tea not made. I put shopping away, make tea, do homework.

By 9pm kids asleep, make food for DS. Too tired to eat myself, DP asks what's for dinner. By now I have loaded dishwasher/unloaded twice. Made packed lunches, emptied bins, folded laundry. When I got in, DP was on lap top. At 9.30pm I walk the dog. I go to bed. Have been up all night with raging toothache.


I am going on strike, quite literally. Has anyone else done this? I am fucking knackered, pissed off and he is an arse.

AIBU? Will the children suffer?

Toadinthehole Tue 02-Jul-13 05:55:13

Perhaps going on strike will help ease your DP's depression - if it forces him to get off his arse and get busy, and realise that his contribution (or lack thereof) to running the household actually matters .

Good luck.

LuisSuarezTeeth Tue 02-Jul-13 08:40:24

Thanks toad.

It's my day off today and I have to take DP to a course and wait for him (I know, I know) it's a back to work thing. I am going to use the 2 hour wait to write a plan, so if anyone has ideas for a rota or schedule please post and thanks to those that have already.

I guess I'm now thinking part strike, part chore list. Am also negotiating with DS school re part time home ed, so he will need a timetable as well.

To completely fill my day off I have a visit from the OWO this afternoon. Positive, but could just do with a rest!

LuisSuarezTeeth Tue 02-Jul-13 08:41:35

EWO, not OWO hmm

Crinkle77 Tue 02-Jul-13 15:10:53

What? Kick his arse.

LuisSuarezTeeth Tue 02-Jul-13 15:32:22

[crinkle] it gets me nowhere

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