So, my DH and I constantly have this disagreement. Long story short, he makes my salary x's 3 and feels he shouldn't have to do housework and help take care of his daughter, that I should make up for it by picking up his slack. And I work 40 hrs/wk. So, he wanted me to make a chart (daycare, maid, cook, plus my real job - you get the point) and list all the things I do, with the pay (that is fair). Done my research and TADA...my salary with my real working salary comes to 219,320/yr.
His argument is that I need to factor in that I have to sleep and relax time. Which seems legitimate. But, I argue, I'm always on call. I believe a mother's work never goes unattended. But, maybe I can see someone else's POV....
Thanks Momma's :)
Answer by jennifer588 at 4:04 PM on Jul. 13, 2010
Answer by CAGirl4 at 4:05 PM on Jul. 13, 2010
I don't think the difference in income should matter at all. Afterall, if you were a nanny for some wealthy family, you'd get payed more than if you were a babysitter, but you'd be doing the same job. I think you both work hard and if he wants to get nit-picky, than the hours should count, not the income. He's privileged to have a higher income and be able to provide more financially, but that doesn't mean he works harder at it, and he should be available to his kids and to you no matter what he's making. Give him a kick in the butt for me, ok? :)
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