Allie - posted on 08/05/2012 ( 20 moms have responded )
Hi, I'm looking for some feedback and possibly some support. I never expected to find myself in this situation, if anything, I wanted to be the one who got to stay at home! However, I am a nursing student, and my daughter is two...her father insists on being a "stay-at-home" father. I DO NOT LIKE THAT AT ALL. A few years ago he was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, and it devastated him since he was in college, and I feel like he's been down ever since. He just recently started receiving disability income and SSI because he hasn't been able to work due to doctors appointments. At times, I feel like I'm being shallow, and maybe I don't quite understand how bad his disease really is...but I feel like he's perfectly capable to work. Maybe I'm pushing him too hard? Externally, he seems physically capable...but internally, I'm not sure. I guess I just can't get out of my head at the thought of the man being able to "bring home the bacon". Does anyone else's husband/boyfriend stay at home with the children?