Q is for Quaker Oatmeal

Sammy from bemuzin had a good short pithy blog about couples and dividing the chores . . . I found it to be one of the truisms of marriage. Enjoy!


Q Letter

Hub and I eat a lot of Quaker oatmeal.

We stir a lot more oatmeal than we eat. Let me explain.

A couple years into our relationship, after we decided to get married, Hub bought an audio tape series called, “How to Have a Successful Marriage”. The lessons were all cleverly titled with words beginning with “C”, like Communication, Conflict and Chores.

The analogy used by the series narrator in the Chores lesson was “stirring the oatmeal.” Oatmeal symbolized life’s necessities, and stirring was the work we must do to provide our household’s necessities. Stirring can be done by the same individual every time, by both individuals together, or on some kind of rotating basis. But it must be done.

Couples with successful relationships figure out – together – which method works for them for each chore in their relationship.

Understanding, early in…

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1 Response to Q is for Quaker Oatmeal

  1. susanissima says:

    Gotta do us some stirrin’ soon!

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