husbands

Lacie - posted on 03/19/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )

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why do our husbands think we have it easy my husband comes home from work just soooo tired. we have a month old and a 4 year old. well on his off day i thought he would help me a little but he does not i will ask him and he says i would like to rest on my off day oh please give me a break i dont even get a off day and the bad thing is he is just as bad as my kids i have to pick up after him and etc........... he messes worst than my 4 year old that's bad then to top it all off he fusses when he does not get me to pay attention to him are you kiddin me i lov you but i am only one person and i am never still unless i am on tha computer even then i am up& down i just wish he would understand but that will never happen EVER well i just wanted to vent i feel a little better

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Ange - posted on 03/20/2010

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That sounds like my husband, I don't think they realise what it's like to look after two kids on your own while they're at work, I have a 2 year old and a 10 month old. My husband helps a little, I tell him he will miss out on having a connection with his kids if he does nothing with them, now he might take one to the shops with him, we play as a family before bed time, but my only break ever from the kids is if they go to sleep at the same time. I'm lucky if my hubby changes a nappy.
I know this doesn't solve anything, but at least you know you're not alone.

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Kate - posted on 03/21/2010

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what l do is get out by myself at least once a week. l get ready and say to my husband l'll be back later. Since he's then alone with the kids, he knows how hard it is to be with them alone all the time. He never complains when l go away or just go to bed. l don't give David a choice. l have my cell phone, he can call me home if he really needs to, but he never has.

Someone please tell me why moms are so afraid to leave the kids home with dad for awhile? How else are they supposed to understand what it's like to take care of them on our own?

Grace - posted on 03/19/2010

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This seems to be a very common thing among our husbands here. Mine isn't too bad. He does help sometimes. But when he does he usually grumbles about it. Try talking to your husband about it. Hopefully he will see the light.

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