Stay at home dads?

Tricia - posted on 01/03/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )

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Since I work all day and we opted out of daycare, my husband stays home with our baby. Simply my benefits are better; so it works. He loves playing with him and teaching him new things. OUr baby was a preemie and so he goes to pt once a week now and dad is able to take him. Are there any other women whose baby stays home with daddy while you work?

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Kelli - posted on 01/28/2014

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I too had this conversation with my guy. He thanked me and it was so sweet for him to appreciate being able to stay at home.

Aliza - posted on 01/24/2010

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yep mine too, He got made redundant and conincidentally I got my first teaching job straight after as newly qualified teacher, without even making much effort with my application. H eis studying two evenings a week and retraining as an engineer. My boys adore him and we have got into a routin, we have our moments but as we know we are both aspiring to bigger and better things that will ebnefit us both it keeps us going, also I feel my boys are so blessed to have uninterrupted time with their dad and they have grown so close to him : ) Also I ensure that I get time with my boys in the evening when he goes to his course or studying so I get their undivided attention too! It requires work but it can be lovely time for the family and so much nicer then leaving them anywhere else

Mari - posted on 01/24/2010

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guess what? you are not alone-i work also as a teacher and when my boys were growing up i was handling a sponsorship program fo r about a hundred and fifty different aged children from 3-18...it meant lacking the time for my own kids...my husband had to stay home because he could not find a job but it turned out better that way because he was better with growing babies than i am--his personality is so lively and made homelife really funny. of course it caused a conflict now and then with myself as the breadwinner but those times happen when the junk inside of me gets obvious and i want to start a fight...he always made me feel like a princess though with him doing all the cooking (i'm bad at it and he knew it before we married!) tell you what, i am glad things went this way for me...got mor insights to share if you like---but meanwhile hope you enjoy what you have now and keep counting the good things instead of the bad

Tiffany - posted on 01/15/2010

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My kids are in school now, but my husband was a stay at home dad with them the entire time. It was hard because I was often jealous that he got to stay home with the kids while I had to go to work. It was hard on him because everyone gave him a bad time about being at home doing "women's work." It was also wonderful that they could be home with someone I trusted and who loved them as much as I did. Once he thanked me for giving him the chance to stay home with the kids because he had the chance to become close to them. He has probably forgotten that conversation, but I never forgot it. It meant a lot to me.

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