I am pleased to see a lot of the old domestic gender roles are disappearing and in some cases have completely disappeared.
My mother taught me to cook and do laundry (including ironing) and sew on buttons and now I enjoy cooking, do my own laundry and can make minor repairs.
In our little group there are no kids. Two of us work, and one is currently unemployed. When together, we all pitch in to do whatever needs doing.
My parents, while they taught us not to stick to gender roles in relationships, were very much mired in them, to the point where, after my mother died just over two years back, my father could basically do nothing around the house for himself. As long as I am fit when I hit that age, I won't be having that problem, I am pleased to say....
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