Diane - posted on 08/24/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )
I am the stay at home mother to a family of 5, my sixth son is at university. My sons are aged between 6 and 17, 1 has autism, 1 is aspergers. We live on a hobby farm with 35 sheep, chickens, dogs etc.. Well, i have a teaching degree and my husband thinks i should go back to work so he can stay home! He says he has worked for so long (actually he has only been working on and off for the last couple of years) and i have it easy at home! My sons are quite challenging to say the least and i am very much a hands on mother, i do ALL the cooking, cleaning, washing (Oh god the amount of washing) feeding and medical care of animals and stock(tube feeding lambs at present) painting, gardening(huge garden), vacumming etc... etc... I love my husband and he didn,t always think this way but he keeps saying "well, your the stay at home mother" when i ask for help and says i should work (unpaid work is not worth the same to him) he says this from 6am till 12 pm(i don.t know many people who"work' that long. We have bee married for 21 years, i am so very tired and just want him to tell me sometimes that i contribute something!