Since this time around I need to really recover from pregnancy/birth, Brian and I had a lot of conversations about how he can best help me. I am so thankful that he has two weeks off with us and then will take another two weeks of half-work days.
One of the nicest compliments he gives me is that I keep our household running efficiently. And, after getting a cold a couple of times with this pregnancy and needing recovery time, I am inclined to agree that the house does tend to fall apart without me in charge!
We decided that I would create a “Husband Chore Chart” for Brian to use while I am in confinement. It’s basically a daily checklist of absolute must-dos for him:
I’m going to put it in a page protector so that he can use it every day and stick it on his dry-erase board. It’ll hopefully keep us both somewhat sane as we adjust to a new family member around here.
I wish I had done this the first time around…it might have saved me a few extra tears! 🙂