As we all know, mom does most of the "housework" and "child rearing". This is true even when both parents work but it is especially true for SAHMs. What would happen to your famiy if your husband suddenly had to pay someone to clean the house, deal with the kids, cook the meals, run all the errands, take time off when the kids were sick, and all of the other thousand and one things that seem to get delegated to mom?
I have thought about this many times. I took hubby with me to go pay the bills one day. I showed him to the who, what, when, where, and how much of every bill that we have. I also keep a binder that has all of our bills for each of the month. I also have websites, passwords, and other important info in our financial binder. As far as Jeremy's health is concerned, I have a separate binder that has all of his records, along with his passport, birth certificate, and ss card in it. Paperwork wise- hubby would be okay in that department. I am more worried about the discipline and his work hours and what he would do. He would probably have to have either my family or his family watch Jeremy while he works and I don't foresee him being able to really help Jeremy with his homework when the time comes, but we have a great family support, so I know that Jeremy and my husband will be taken care of.
Answer by JeremysMom at 2:53 PM on Jun. 30, 2009
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I think about this far more than the other honestly. We need to get a better plan in place but I know he has HUGE family support. His father is about to retire and would have no problem helping play Mr. Mom. His parents also know that they would get custody if something happened to both of us. I am giving birth to our third child in July- our first little girl. Idk why but it really freaks me out... I love my husband and have confidence in his ability to raise our children. I just hate the idea of leaving him with the responsibility alone :( Not only would I love to share that with him as we always planned but I'd have to leave him alone, kwim?
Answer by CooksWife at 2:04 PM on Jun. 30, 2009