Well we got into a fight last week and he told me I needed to get a job to help out and so I can quit being "lazy." I cook dinner every night unless I'm extremely sick, I have a 4 yr old and 1 yr old as well as 2 dogs I take care of during the day, I do all laundry and cleaning, including cleaning up after DH. My 1 yr old goes to physical therapy, and I also have frequent doctor appointments.as well as being in school online fulltime. I'm not complaining about any of it. Yes some days I don't get everything done, some days I feel overwhelmed by things that need to get done that week, etc... Whatever. I tried telling him I'd be making minimum wage and daycare for 2 kids will cost more than I'd be making. But he kept saying that it'd help with bills. His next idea was for me to work nights, have a babysitter from the time I had to leave til he gets home but that's totally unpredictable because he's in the army, some days hell get home at 1 pm some days he won't get home til 11 pm. I reminded him that I DO need to sleep at some point, he looks at me all confused and he was like "oh yeah, I guess you're right, you do need to sleep." Really? I wouldn't mind a part time job. But honestly, we don't need it and I'm enjoying being home with my babies, plus I'd need to make sure I had off for all of mine and the kids appointments. After all bills are paid including his debt payments we have $600 leftover every month! That's including gas and groceries. And come November well have another $400 a month because well be done paying off several of his debts. That's $1000 EXTRA a month. We have never had that much left over before, but we moved to a cheaper house, I started cloth diapering, I watch our electric use, I've started couponing, making all meals almost from scratch, making cleaners and detergent, etc. Which has saved us about $200 a month maybe more.
Not to mention the drive to the closest daycare is 30 minutes, and the only places near my house are family dollar, fast food, and a grocery store. So I'd probably have to drive a bit to work.
I have no problem working, I fully intended on working at home once i finish my school in 3 months. We had agreed before we got married that I'd be a sahm and he's been fine with it for almost 3 yrs. Until this move. It's weird. And I'm curious what his real reason is cause its not the money!