Have you ever been reading a newspaper or magazine article in which a survey was taken and thought to yourself, “They didn’t ask for MY opinion!”? Well, it happened to me again today.
I was reading an article in The Atlantic, May 2011 Issue (okay, so I’m a bit behind on my magazine reading), titled The Joy of Not Cooking which was talking about the fact that we spend more and more money on our kitchens and less and less time in them. Their percentages were that, on average, women spend 5.5 hours per week in meal preparation and clean up and men spend 1.75 hours per week. I know that we spend more time than that…and I especially know that Tom spends more time than the male average. So, I decided that I would do my OWN survey amongst my friends and family.
So, if you would like to participate, please stick a piece of scratch paper up on your refrigerator and ANY time someone is in the kitchen preparing meals or cleaning up, just jot your time down. At the end of the week, send me an email or you can comment at the bottom of this blog. Next week I’ll publish our results.