Hubby and I have been married for ten years. For the last six I have been the primary care-giver to our children, while he has worked full-time and provided primary support for our family. (I have always worked part-time, but only 2 days a week.) Well we are considering doing a complete role reversal. I will be going to work full-time and providing primary support, while he will become a stay-at-home dad and take care of the house and the kids. We home-school, so he will also be taking care of the majority of their education. We have discussed this at some length, and he does understand that if I am working full-time he will be responsible for laundry, dishes, paying bills, grocery shopping, cooking, cleaning, etc... pretty much everything I do now that he avoids like the plague. If you are a stay at home mom, would you consider trading places with your hubby? How would your kids react to suddenly being stuck with dad all day?Answer Question
No I would not. cuz I know even if we talk about him, my hubby will not stick to his end of the bargain. He would see it as a free ride eventually and stop doing is part. it does that crap all the time.
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Answer by Pristine_Dream at 10:12 PM on Feb. 22, 2010
Personally it wouldn't work for me because I just couldn't imagine missing that much of my children's lives. I worked until my oldest was 10 months old and it killed me! I was miserable every minute away from him. My DH doesn't have that attachment to our children! He's content seeing them in the evenings and most weekends (he's a hunter and during season he's gone most of it when he's off). I also home school and I couldn't imagine him doing it! He did help the other day with math and a science lesson! but I do everything else you listed that my DH also avoids! I just couldn't imagine him "stepping up to the plate" to do it and I couldn't imagine missing my boys :o( So I guess my answer is no, I wouldn't.
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