Thursday, July 24, 2014

Ummm, not the functions

She writes to Amy about her husband and high-school-aged stepkids:
The kids are asked to do very little in the way of chores (i.e. do their laundry, take out the garbage, unload the dishwasher and walk the dog).

My husband now tells me he doesn’t care if the kids do their jobs and doesn’t want me reminding them, though the kids have no problem with the gentle reminders.
Amy advises her to speak to her husband (who, by the way, works 60 hours a week).
An analogy your husband might grasp is you coming into his workplace and letting the employees know that their functions aren’t really important and that the boss’s directives are really only suggestions.
I've got to say, unless husband has said he doesn't want the kids' laundry done, dishwasher unloaded, garbage taken out, and dog walked, this analogy is off. It's not that the "functions aren’t really important", it's that he's decided he doesn't want his kids doing them. The analogy would be her coming into his workplace and telling his employees that he'll be doing everything from now on while they loaf around and get paid.



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