A short rant*: I hate, hate, hate the phrase “Honey Do” lists. Absolutely cannot stand it. It’s like nagging renamed by a consumer focus group so that it doesn’t sound so petulant and to give marketers an opportunity to sell various reminder items in light green and pale orange color schemes.
If you’re an adult involve in maintaining a household with a partner, there’s going to be upkeep and household repair projects involved of varying descriptions and intensity. To have the wife/girlfriend generate this cutesy named list for things for that are a standard part of running household for the husband/boyfriend to do just grinds at my soul. Notice, too, that the kinds of things that are supposed to be on a Honey Do list are more like projects that can be undertaken at semi-leisurely intervals. None of them are the repetitive tasks which are required to keep a household running on a day to day basis. Two adults should be able to have a discussion with one’s partner, agree that certain tasks need to be accomplished, and figure out a way to split up the work. None of this having a wife generate chores for a husband who then pouts about needing to contribute.**
Thanks, I feel better now.
*Please forgive the hetero/cis focus of this post, which is really kind of esoteric anyway.
**Pretty much the entire conversation I overheard this morning which inspired this rant.