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My husband looks after our 15 month old dd and I work full time, just wondered if anyone else out there was in the same position and how they found it?
I am, Montague. My husband has been a SAHD to our 20-month-old DD since she was 2 months old and loves it!
Well to be honest and I am not beign rude, there is a party in full swing on another thread, you may struggle to get a reply tonight.
If you get a few replies or you would like more, dont forget to bump.
meant being, I only popped in to the party to say hello, didn't even have a drink
Hi Dh did when for dd in the first yr but i wanted to do it so we changed. He loved it though, and even now they have their time. Good for your dh.
my dh is also SAHD and loves it... think he finds it hard when out a parent and toddler groups as they are ususally mother and toddler groups and women norammly sitting in circle bitching about their husbands so he feels a bit excluded.... but the time he has spent with kids makes up for it..
Dh is not a full time stay at home dad but he has gone part time at work and spends more time at home than me. We both used to work full time and he used to have to commute to the city which made his day even longer. When ds was born we decided we couldnt both work such long hours. I have gone back to work full time and he quit his job and got a more local one which is 3 days a week. He could stay at home full time if he wanted but he decided that he would like to get out into the work environment for a few hours. He loves his time at home with ds.
My dp was a sahd from April last year until 2 weeks ago. He liked it and I liked working full time outside the home so it suited us all round. When I find a contract or perm position we'll swap again.
We're a little different. DH works nights and looks after ds and dd 3 days a week. I'm hopefully getting 4 day job so he can go parttime.
Dp works two days a week and has ds the other three...he's fine with it.....(I work full time...) this wasn't planned dp only worked two days a week before I had ds. It works for us (although he doesn't do the cleaning/cooking etc!!)
My DH is a SAHD and has been for five years now, ever since I went back to work after having DS1. We've got three boys now, so he's quite busy...
Dinosaur - sounds like that works very well. Can I ask when you had maternity leave with your other two boys did it make life much easier for you as you were both around? I have just found out I am pregnant again and hoping dh being at home should make it quite good fun!
Yes, it does make it a lot easier when you're both around!
I'm a SAHD to a 9 month old girl. Love every second of it.
My dh is a SAHD to our 3 year old and has been since just after her first birthday. It's been the making of him quite frankly.
Yes, I would agree, my dh has really come out of his shell since being a SAHD and because I was at home at the beginning then I know how stressful it can be and do not come home expecting the house to be tidy and ask what he has done all day (just as well about the house really!!)
Yeah, we agreed his job was child care, not housework. With that in mind, any housework he does get around to doing is much appreciated by me.
Hi My dp is a SAHD too and he loves it. He was made redundant when dd was 6 mnths so took over when I wnet back to work. Im very lucky too as hes really good at housework and cooking so quite often will ahve dinner ready when I get in. He keeps the house much tidier than I would
Yep my DH is a househusband (as long as that job description doesn't include housework or laundry) and has been since ds was 6 months old. He loves it and does a great job (ds is 16 months).
I have a v stressful job that I couldn't do without knowing ds was looked after in a flexible way so iot works for us. I do get pissed off that after working and commuting I still have to tidy up toys, load the dishwasher etc but thats life. DH cooks fantastically well which used to be my hobby but now I feel a bit edged out of that but have accepted that I can't do everything.
Only time it falls apart is when DH tells me how to look after ds. then I get bad mother blues.
How are you finding it?
i wish i was a SAHD. i really do. i think i would do OK at it and get alot more satisfaction out of it as i do out of my career. i don't think it would be easy but i think i would suit it well.
did I say it worked well? DH has just called to confess that he gave ds his first taste of icecream today and now ds has a completely dodgy tummy, and has liberally splattered his bed and toys in tummy juice. Wonder who'll clean that up....
Glad to see it isn't just me who works full time and then comes home and cleans! Luckily I have always been so bad at cooking that dh always cooks! Also, as I am a teacher I have fabby holidays which means I do get to spend a bit more time with dd and do not feel like such a bad mum!
My DH is a full time sahd to our 7 month DS. He is fantastic at it and he and DS seem to have a great time (most days!). He runs the house and has visibly grown in confidence since he took over. I miss them both in the day but am very lucky that I know DS is safe and happy. Frankly DH is better at the SAH bit than I would ever be
My brother's been doing it for 6 years, their dd is 6 is ds2 - It works well for them because he's a musician and his dw has a grown up job so it made sound financial sense. He has Fridays "off" so he can do his music. He didnt know many guys in the same position to begin with, but now I think its far more usual and also a lot of his muso mates have followed him into SAH parenthood. IMO he overachieved/stressed a bit in the begining - He certainly felt the spotlight and the pressure were on him - He's always been a great parent but now he's a lot more relaxed. I've got much closer to him since we both became parents and talk most days, in a way I suppose many women might with their sisters (we don't have any sisters).
my dad looked after my sis from three months till she was about eighteen months old. i was three, big sis five. i dont think the term sahd was around in 1976. mom still did laundry and most of the cooking.
worked for them. cant see dh ever doing it though
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