SH: You're cleaning the tub! You're still doing chores!
Me: I know. It needs to be done.
SH: Do you wish I would do more around the house?
Me: Yes. I would prefer an equitable division of household chores.
SH: But I am doing more than I used to!
Me: So am I.
SH: But my job hasn't gotten any easier. And I'm doing more housework.
Me: And I'm gone from the house 55 hours a week now.
SH: But I hate cleaning the tub! I'd rather clean the tub than have a disgustingly dirty tub but I'd rather have a moderately dirty tub than go through the trouble of cleaning the tub.
Me: You could start doing the laundry.
SH: But that's complicated! When I was in the apartment, the washer and dryer were right next to my bedroom.
Me: And now they're in the basement. And I'm 13 miles away during the day. You're here.
SH: It's so hard with your stuff! Your gym clothes can't go in the dryer. And there are whites. Before we got married, I never bought anything white because I didn't want to deal with washing it. Then there's the dilemma do I as a good liberal hang the clothes on the line outside or just throw them in the dryer?
Me: It is hard to be you.