When I worked closer to home, my husband worked full time and long hours. I would pick our son up from school, drive home, do the laundry, load the dishwasher, etc. My husband never saw the laundry process happen, he just always had clean clothes. He would always say, "the laundry fairy came today".
Since my office relocated and I have an 1.25 hr commute (one way), my husband only works two days a week and home schools our son. The tables have turned. Now I come home and the bed is made, the laundry washed, dried, and piled on our bed (sometimes folded and put away), and general household chores are complete. Now I get to say, "the house elves were active today" or if the house is a mess "the house elves must be on strike".
This is our 3rd year of home schooling. The third year of my husband being a stay at home dad. Sometimes changes like this can tear a family apart or add a lot of tension. For us, it was the best decision we ever made. We are closer than ever.
PS: I'm no longer a laundry fairy and I'm okay with that.