Robertine - posted on 02/07/2010 ( 29 moms have responded )
I have a daughter who is a stay at home mom with two children. I know what it's like to be a stay at home mom myself. I understand that the husbands work and some are working over 40 hours a week. A mother stays at home 24/7 and is expected to be chaste housekeepers and take care of the children as well as meeting her husband's needs as well. I don't think that men should treat their wifes like they are maids or slaves. Yes the wifes should keep the house clean, but my thing is why should she have to pick up behind her husband like he's one of the children. Then all he wants to do is play video games. My daughter has to take care of the business matters when it comes to finances. All he wants to do is play his games. I feel like he can help out and do things for himself like pick out his own clothes and help some around the house. Clean up his own messes.
One reason I bring this up is, he told her that since she's no longer working he don't have to help her around the house. The cost of childcare is not cheap. She needs a job that will pay for childcare and have some money left over to help her husband take care of the bills and other expenses. She didn't have the babies by herself, and I feel like he needs to step up his game and help my daughter more than what he does. She wants to work outside the house. I feel she's in the right place being in her children's lives. She's so far away from me. If she was here in the state I live in then I could keep the babies for two day s of the week when I'm not working. I wouldn't charge her a thing. These are my babies too. So am I wrong for thinking the way I do? Interested in your feedback.