Angelique - posted on 11/26/2010 ( 195 moms have responded )
To tell you a bit about myself. I am a young stay at home mom. My son is now 14weeks; we do cloth diapers and I breastfeed him.
We are currently living with my father-in-law and sister-in-law, as we are together starting our own business from home. So my husband has much time where he is not working. He does help me here and there but it is a constant fight to get him to look after our son.
He loves Llewellyn (our son), he plays with him and will sit with him and occasionally burp him, but the major responsibility sits on me. My husband has never changed Llewellyn, bathed him, etc. If I have had a difficult night with Llewellyn and i ask him to take our son for a bit so that I can rest, he will take him for about ten minutes then give Llewellyn back to me and tell me that he is tired. If I moan at him for not helping me I get attitude. I am honestly feeling a bit overwhelmed. I don't know what to do. I am juggling working on the business, doing housework, and raising & looking after our son. Or should I say sons as my husband behaves like a child.
I don't expect my husband to look after him if he is working, but I sometimes just need a break. I am a Christian and believe that a womans place is in the home, thats not to say I don't believe that woman should work. If anything I miss not working, as much as I do love being at home with my son.
I have tried to speak to him on a number of occasions, things seem to get better for a day or 2 & then its back to the way it was before. How should I approach this situation? Am I expecting too much? Please help!