Isn't part of taking care of the kids, providing for them financially?
The post about – if dad’s can’t take care of their kids without SM, then the kids should go to mom – has gotten me thinking.
Isn’t part of taking care of your children providing for them financially? I think a lot of times fathers are punished, or are thought to be less involved, because they work – especially if their work doesn’t offer some sort of sick days. I feel like a lot of people are angry if BF works and SM helps out with the kids *.
What about situations where BM is a stay at home mom, because SF is the breadwinner? Since part of taking care of your children is providing for them finically, wouldn’t the SF in this situation be doing BM’s job? If it’s not okay for BF to delegate household responsibilities to SM, is it okay for BM to delegate the financial responsibility to SF?
* Now – there is a huge difference between SM helping out while BF is working, and BF working 24/7 and leaving everything up to SM.