At our house there aren't distinct chores that I am in charge of as opposed to my husband. I do most of the yard work, but husband sometimes mows the lawn.
He does most of the vehicle maintenance, but I did replace the wipers on his Jeep.
We both do the laundry and dishes, if it needs done and one of us has the time, we do it.
I have realized that this isn't always how other couples function.
A few weeks ago our UPS driver pulled in the driveway as I was outside washing my car. He made a comment "I'm going to let my wife know that ____' s wife washes her car!"
I wonder if he would fold laundry like my husband does, perhaps then she would wash the car.
That made me wonder how unique our arrangement is. Could it be that even now, in 2008, household chores are gender defined? Or is it a matter of convenience?
I do admit that there are some things I don't do, simply because I don't have the strength to do them. Running the chainsaw for example (well I would but husband is afraid I will cut my arm off), or running the rototiller on the garden, it pulls too hard and I would end up over the bank.
Some people were shocked when I built an electric fence by myself (except for the pounding in of a large grounding rod.... ). I didn't do it because my husband wouldn't, I did it because I wanted it done and knew that I was capable.
So what is it like at your house? Are you stuck doing chores you hate just because of your gender?