I can see where it comes from as men used to be the breadwinners, due to them being stronger and more able to do physical labour. As well as being the breadwinners as women used to stay at home with the children. However these days I think it's getting an old phrase.
I have to say most men I've met and I've met a fair few, my father included, think that they are the head of the household just because they are men. Even docile men seem to yell it when very riled up.
What's your opinion on this? I think the answer will be a resonant NO WAY as women that come on cafemom tend to be very independent and opinionated! Does your man see himself as head of the household? I know plenty of families where the women allow the man to think this and are happy to pretend he is the sustainer when really they do half/most of the work.
In my house my hub is the "head of household". He has earned that title though. He is smart, always thinks about all of us, and very goal oriented. I think that when lazy men yell out about how they rule it's a joke. I don't mean "head of household" as he rules all. We both have our role. I am a stay at home mom and comfortable with the roles we are in. If he blew money, didn't work, etc he wouldn't be allowed to call himself that. My hub works 12 hour shifts, helps me around the house and with the kids, and still has enough energy to make sure I get some quality grown up time. I have heard plenty of men say "what else am I suppose to do" just because they work and think thats ALL they have to do. If a woman is comfortable in that situation, more power to her.
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