10:14 12 March 2009
A survey of 5,000 adults revealed household chores can be divided into two different groups dependent gender role within the home.
These are classed as 'Blue Jobs' and 'Pink Jobs' by the poll conducted by TheBabyWebsite.com.
It found that mowing the lawn, washing up after dinner and cleaning the windows are among the jobs women think should be carried out by the man of the house, resulting in a list of 'Blue Jobs' that have become their partner's responsibility.
Meanwhile women have resigned themselves to carrying out the 'Pink Jobs' - tasks such as remembering everyone's birthdays, organising the social calendar and replacing the toilet roll when it runs out.
The poll revealed that men are more likely to be delegated tasks of bravery and courage such as investigating strange noises in the night and removing spiders from the bath tub.
Women are given the more unsavoury and family-oriented chores of treating childrens head lice and verrucas, removing ear wax, wiping bottoms and changing nappies.
A spokesman for TheBabyWebsite said: "There is a very clear divide between the chores men and women will do, but at least it shows that both sexes are responsible for the running of the household.
"There seems to be a general trend that women are responsible for the day to day chores, such as keeping the house clean and tidy.
"But men make sure things are fixed and in good working order. Neither sex is afraid of getting their hands dirty."
The men tend to keep the garden in check while most women can be found in the kitchen. In fact, men are only required to enter the kitchen to open a particular sticky lid on a jar, or to carve the Sunday Roast once dinner has been cooked.
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