I feel guilty and angry when he says this, but I think it's normal to want a 10 min. break at the end of the day when he arrives home, just to go to the bathroom by myself!! I've only left my 2 kids with him all day for 2 days (not overnight) after a counselor suggested this to us both. I'm just angry that I let him get to me on this - I'm a good mother but it pushes that doubt about whether I'm a good enough stay at home mom or not. Anyone have advice for me?Answer Question
Answer by older at 9:06 AM on Aug. 7, 2010
Answer by crazycatlady66 at 9:08 AM on Aug. 7, 2010
Tell him when he comes home from his job, he has children there, and you. The children, and the house ARE your job. You spend 24/7 with the kids! He doesn't work 24/7. He comes home. Since home IS your job, it would only make sense you want a break every now and again. My SO is a SAHD right now, and I work. I make him go out, I tell him to invite friends over. Explain to him that everyone needs a break every now and again- you can't be expected to never leave the house or have adult time. If he can't understand that tell him fine- you'll get a job and he can stay home! I assure you, he'll change his tone really quick!
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