Hi ladies, I'm having trouble getting the father of my 3 1/2 month old to help out with taking care of her and helping with things around the house. Don't get me wrong, he absolutely loves his daughter and me but he only likes to do the "fun" stuff with her, like play or feed her or so on...
Let me explain that I am a SAHM and he works full time + overtime. I do as much as I can around the house and do whatever needs to be done with the baby, but I feel as though he could help out even just for me to be able to cook dinner and then afterwards take a shower. I do understand he's tired from working all day but being a SAHM isn't just fun-in-the-sun all day either....
any suggestions? helpful hints? etc?
Answer by Bird16_J at 1:29 PM on Jan. 29, 2011
Answer by elizabr at 1:25 PM on Jan. 29, 2011
Answer by Luckyme3487 at 1:22 PM on Jan. 29, 2011
Answer by Fistandantalus at 7:49 AM on Jan. 30, 2011
I hear what your saying and we have been there. Our baby is 17 now but when he was a newborn and I also was a stay at home mommy. My husband was tender footed around our baby. He wanted to help but I confess I would hover. I would expect him to know when I needed to help. I think he didn't know what exactly what to do. You have a very detailed important job. Feeling the baby's feelings, needs and wants takes a mommy. It may be your husband knows he is not as qualified as you. Things will ease up as your baby grows.
Answer by rosetoes at 2:59 AM on Jan. 31, 2011