We had our 2nd son almost 6 months ago now. I have lost most of the weight, but still have 15 pounds to lose to get back to my pre-pregnancy weight. I want to lose the weight, and DH has said he would like me to get back in shape too. So I told him that I would like to go running in the evening when it cools down (it gets to 110 degrees during the day here). He would have to watch our 4 year old and almost 6 month old for me to work out. He said that is fine, but he is only willing to watch them for a half and hour AND that time has to include my daily shower too. I think that is WAY too short. I would want to work out for at least a half an hour and then my showers usually take 20 minutes. When I asked for an hour he said no that is too long. He won't watch the kids for anything longer than a half an hour.
I think he is being stubborn and want to hear from others perspectives.
Asked by Anonymous at 10:29 PM on May. 28, 2009 in Relationships
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Answer by aprilmommy123 at 10:35 PM on May. 28, 2009
WHAT? He can only spend 30 minutes a day with his children? You two need to sit down and talk. If he really looks at it like a "chore" to spend time with his children while his wife does something for herself, he needs some help. He should be spending way more than 30 mins a day with his children, tired or not. Mine works from 6am-9pm and still spends and hour every night with our oldest and two hours a night with the baby. He takes over on the weekends. On his days off, he takes them to the park so I can work or so I can do something for myself. I think you expect too little from him.
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