Short version - in your opinion, do you use weekends (or your other days off if different) to:
- get caught up on projects (laundry, house repairs, yard work, fixing the car, etc.) that you didn’t have a chance to do during the week, or
- Relax and unwind from the work you did during the week.
I have recently figured out that my wife and I view the weekends differently. She has been retired for the last 5 years, and is now a stay-at-home mom. So her days are filled with typical housewife/mom stuff.
I, on the other hand, work a normal day job plus have a small side business that occupies about 10 hours a week.
Since I don’t really get any “chores” done during the week, when the weekend comes, I like to get right to them and get them done. Yard work, car maintenance, whatever.
My wife, however, would like to just relax, sleep in late on the weekends and not do any projects. It recently occurred to me that, duh, that’s because she’s doing that kind of thing all week while I’m at work.
This actually caused a little friction between us from time to time until we figured out what was going on.
So, which side are you on - catch up on work or unwind from the week? (Certainly there is usually time to do both - but which side do you lean to, either by choice or necessity?)