Melissa - posted on 09/27/2009 ( 12 moms have responded )
I have an 8 week old son, and I'm going back to work full time next week. I sat down with my husband to talk about my schedule (that will work around his so we don't have to pay for daycare) and the chores that need to get done at home. Wasn't I surprised to hear him say "you can do those things while watching the baby, why can't you do them when you get home from work?"
Is it so hard to put dishes into the dishwasher or away when they're dry? Is it really difficult to vacuum and dust a little while the baby naps? How hard is it to do the laundry? The baby LOVES sleeping on the washer while I fold clothes from the dryer. Since when is it our responsibility to raise the kids, clean the house, make all the meals, and work full time (not to mention I have a part time job too!)?
I have always made more money than him. Is this his way of "getting back at me" for being the breadwinner? I'm about ready to hire a cleaning lady- something he would absolutely hate if I did- but I can't do all this on my own.