TODAY   |  September 02, 2013

Do you split household chores with spouse, kids?

Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg writes in her book that it benefits the whole family when husbands and wives split up chores “50/50.” Willie Geist and Natalie Morales chat about how they separate the chores in their homes.

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>>> september, 2013 . i'm willie geist with natalie. al has the day off. that's avril levine you're listening to at the moment. we're talking about chores in a marriage, in a relationship. do you split it evenly?

>> we do different things at different times. i do more of the house work and the cooking and my husband takes the kids to soccer and coaching and all of that but it's for the most part not 50/50 because i don't think any marriage is perfectly 50/50 at any point in time.

>> our big thing is no score keeping. i did that so you do that. you respect your partner and figure out a good balance. this came up because she says splitting the house work benefits men and children. she writes in many cases getting the 50/50 is not just the fair thing to do but the better thing to do for the family.

>> but it's hard to get there.

>> right. she says sharing chores officers a bonus.

>> a bonus.

>> i wonder what that bonus means.

>> exactly.

>> she doesn't go into that bonus men should expect.

>> the least favorite household chore for you.

>> unloading of the dishwasher. we both hate it and i can tell he'll go to the dishwasher and if he sees that it's clean and fully loaded and getting ready to be unloaded i'll notice him sometimes sneaking away from him. i'm like wait a minute. did you just walk away ? get back over there.

>> or you can get there and you can tell it's been opened and the dishes are clean. there's like a seal on it that indicts your husband.

>> you've done it. what's the other?

>> putting sheets on the bed.

>> that's the worst.

>> i'll just lay down on the bare mattress. it's true. i can't do it. i do a lot of things. i can't do it.

>> that's gross. that's disgusting.

>> it is. it works for me, though.

>> works for willie. all right. let's get a check of