Kelly - posted on 11/12/2010 ( 118 moms have responded )
This is partly stemmed from the "Is being a sahm a job" thread, but it got me thinking. I constantly hear sahm's complain that they do not get "sick days" to rest when they are sick.
I am a sahm, and I do work hard, and I love my job, but I'm not supermom--I take sick days!!!! When I am sick, my husband calls into work so that he can take care of our son while I rest up. We are married, so the pay and benefits associated with his job are all "ours" not just his. If he were sick, he would sleep all day while I care for our son and we'd still get paid, so it makes since that if I am sick, I can use a sick day too--He'd take care of our son while I sleep all day and we'd still get paid.
Surely I'm not the only one who does this. So what do you think, should the sahm be able to use some of the "sick days" her husband is entitled to from his job?