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Denise - posted on 03/23/2010

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Yep- the best way to sock it to them is to make him do it. Even though you know they won't do nearly as much as you do when you are home, at least they will understand where you are coming from. What I really hate is when they give you advice on how you should do things with the kids or around the house or they say they don't like the way you are already doing something. I seriously want to slap him when he says stuff like that.

LORI - posted on 03/23/2010

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My husband use to think that until he became the stay at home dad, now he know, it is a job.

Ellen - posted on 03/23/2010

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Alot of men are going to think that. But the truth of it all is, they wouldn't be able to handle being a stay at home daddy. We as stay at home moms have the busiest job out there. we take care of our children, who at times don't listen for nothing. we make sure the house is clean or at least presentable. We multi-task constantly through out the day. Thank God I have a good man who knows what I go through during the day when he is at work.

Christine - posted on 03/23/2010

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Here is the truth. They say we don't work cuz we don't bring home paychecks!!

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See that doesn't occur in my house. I had the same job as my husband, worked more hours, and was better at it and still managed the house. When I would work out of town he couldn't manage it. So now that I'm at home full time. A LOT more gets done and my husband still comes to me about advice for work. I think some men need to feel superior, thats when a reality check needs to be had.

Grace - posted on 03/22/2010

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Oh yeah! My husband tries to say I do nothing all day as well. Usually on the weekends we're super lazy and neither of us clean up much at all... So by monday the house is a disaster area. But by the time he gets home on monday I have cleaned... And all week it stays nice and clean, until the weekend when I take my break. I told my husband once that I would love to go to work and do his job so that I could get out of the house and see some big people, and he could stay home and do everything that I do everyday. He thought that was a great idea, that is until I showed him the list of everything that I do everyday... And that list wasn't even complete! lol.

Mandy - posted on 03/22/2010

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i used to get that from my husband. until i worked 5 hours and he had no help with the kids. he now says he would rather be at work.

Jessica - posted on 03/22/2010

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I get the same thing from my husband! He thinks just because he works at an actual job that he works harder than I do... Let me tell ya! It'll never change unfortunately!

Kristin - posted on 03/22/2010

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I don't know...My husband says that he wishes he could sit at home all day and do nothing, all of the time! I think he really knows that being a stay at home mom is hard work, but just doesn't want to admit it because he knows that he couldn't handle it. It's not so much hard labor as it is STRESS.....lol...I think they know our job is hard work, but saying it's not is just a way to put the focus on them..and how much and how hard they work.

Tracy - posted on 03/22/2010

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Maybe just stop for a day or two, or go out of town by yourself, and he'll see what it is you do at home!

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