Deanna - posted on 07/27/2011 ( 4 moms have responded )
I have a 4 almost 5 year old and a 5 almost 6 year old and I am a stay at home mom as well. I have left my husband with the kids and he has called me a few minutes after I leave wanting to know when I am coming home. He has done this since my oldest was a few months old and called me before I made it to the store which is on the same street as where we lived. I don't always ask him to help me around the house but when I do he always tells me he has worked all day at a job that he hates and the only reason why he is still there is because of how the economy is doing and no one is hiring at the moment. I don't mind taking care of the kids and doing the house work but every once in a while I would like some help and he thinks it is the end of the world if he has to help me with something small. The other thing that gets on my nerves is that when he comes home he decides to take everything off but his boxers or whatever but decides to throw them on the floor in the living room. The other night he went upstairs to get ready for bed and left all of his clothes that he wore in our bathroom that is in our bedroom with the dirty clothes only a few steps from where he was and when I asked him why he didn't put them in the dirty clothes he said that he was already in the bathroom.. GRRRR. My question to him was if you make the kids pick up there dirty clothes out of their bathroom and put them in their dirty clothes hamper in their room which is a farther distance then why can't you do the same? The other thing that he makes the kids do is when they are done eating in the kitchen he makes them put their dishes in the sink while he eats in the living room and watches movies and leaves the dishes beside his chair in the living room and makes me put them in the sink when he passes through the kitchen anyway to go to the bedroom upstairs. The other thing is that I have my kids on a schedule of when they eat, take a bath and go to bed because of school and he gets upset when I am cleaning and he wants me to watch something with him or when he wants me to go to bed with him and I am down stairs still finishing up the kitchen and washing the dinner dishes. I love being a stay at home mommy and wife, BUT I DON'T EVER REMEMBER SIGNING UP TO BE A MAID I FEEL LIKE I HAVE 3 KIDS INSTEAD OF 2. AM I IN THE WRONG FOR FEELING THAT WAY PLEASE HELP ANY ADVICE WOULD HELP THANKS IN ADVANCE........