Today's social dilemma came in this morning about 6:15, after I had talked about mowing the lawn yesterday. I thought it was interesting because it's an issue that comes up in my house all the time, and I know I have friends who argue about this too. This is the email I received.
Hi Jaime. I just heard you talking about how you mowed part of your lawn yesterday and how you plan to finish it today. That's great! I also mowed my lawn yesterday. The whole thing. I felt very proud of myself when I was done. Last night my husband came home and said something like I saw that you mowed the lawn, that's great, because now it will be easier for us to work outside this weekend. I thought he was joking but he wasn't. He really wants me to work outside this weekend. I told him, I already mowed the lawn, that was my working outside for the week. If you want to do other stuff, go right ahead, but I already did my part. He got mad at me and said we both should be doing the work. I told him I did my part already. Plus, I hate doing yard work, so I'm happy to do everything inside the house, and he can do everything outside, with the exception of mowing. I'm like you, I like to mow. So I thought you could ask this as your social dilemma. Do you think I should I have to go out and do yard work this weekend or am I done? I can't wait to hear what you and others think. Thanks Jaime. You rock! ~ Deena.
This is so funny because I used to have this fight all the time too. But not anymore. See, I don't like doing yard work. I'm like Deena, I just like to mow. So after about three years of fights, we have finally come to a truce in my house. I clean the inside of the house, but I don't have to do any yardwork. It's just not my jam. I don't enjoy it and it's not that important to me. So I say no, you shouldn't have to do it at all. I can't wait to hear what you think. Please let me know on the 98-3 TRY Facebook page.