Do you like doing housework?
Option 1: Yes, I’m really into helping to do some housework if I have time because I find it can help me let off steam. I sometimes go shopping for groceries, mop the floor and clean the bathroom with my family during the weekends to make my home more comfortable.
Option 2: Housework is something I don’t do out of love for the work but for my family members. It is a way of showing to them that I am responsible as well for matters of family. More are the number of people helping towards housework; less is the burden on a single individual.
Option 3: I have to admit I hardly do any housework, although I usually try and help out after meals by washing the dishes and tidying up the kitchen. My mother usually takes care of most of the household tasks and she has a helper for the heavy cleaning and things like that.
How do you think housework could be made more interesting?
Option 1: I guess you should find the changes between before and after housework, then you will be motivated to do the chore to make the home better.
Option 2: The best way to make housework interesting would be to involve a lot of members. If only a certain set of people always do the work, it creates a lot of irritation or dissatisfaction among individuals. Making housework as a chore that everyone does for the place they live in, will make it more interesting and strengthen the bond among family members.
Option 3: That’s a good question. I guess um… it could be made into a game, I suppose, for example have a competition with your friend to see who can, like, clean a room the fastest. That could possibly make it a bit more interesting and exciting. What else? Uh let me see… that’s all I can really think of, I’m afraid – just make some game out of it!
What kind of household work do you often do?
I generally help with laying the table, washing the car and buying grocery. Additionally, I also drop and pick my younger sister from school while helping her with her studies. Also, sometimes when a lot of guests came in together, we would help our mother in hosting the guests.
Are there any specific tasks you dislike doing around the house? Why?
Yes, I hate having to clean my room, but I have to do it every now and then. I don’t mind organizing my things but I prefer if someone else does the actual cleaning.
Did your parents ask you do any housework when you were a child? = When you were a child, did you help with work around the house?
Option 1: Yeah they did. Mainly it was, like, tidying my room, cos it was always quite messy. Yeah, that was the main thing. And uh, what else? Oh yeah, sometimes they would ask me to help with the washing up, but that was pretty much it. So I guess I’m kind of lucky, in that my mum did most of the housework
Option 2: No, on the whole, they didn’t because they wanted me to focus on my homework. Occasionally, I did do a little bit to help, like sweeping or mopping the floor, if there was a lot to be done, but by and large, I escaped doing most of the household chores, so I was pretty lucky I suppose!
Option 3: I used to help my mother in the kitchen quite often but that was about it really. As long as I can remember our family has always had a helper to do most of the cleaning and laundry and other jobs like that. So there wasn’t much that I was asked to do around the house, but I used to enjoy helping my mother cooking and baking in the kitchen.
Do you think children should do some housework?
Yes, I feel that doing some housework can cultivate my hands-on abilities, and sense of achievement as well. I remember that when I was a little boy, I was often told to take out the garbage, wash the dishes and go out to buy some flavors. Therefore, I strongly recommend that children should take part in the daily household work.
Which do you think is better for doing housework, a machine or a person?
If I were to choose between the two, I’ll probably go with machines because they can do housework better and more efficiently, for example, people are using machines to mop the floor, wash dishes and mow the lawn, whereas, you know, doing these housework by hands is really time consuming.
In the future, do you think machines will replace humans for doing housework?
I guess in the age of fast living and a culture of convenience, a machine can really help a lot in doing housework, and do it better and more efficiently, like mopping the floor, washing dishes and mowing the lawn. But I don’t think that machines will totally replace humans because there is still a lot of housework that are suitable for humans like cooking.