Housewife vs The Working Man
Stay at Home 'Person' (yes we do have lots of Dads at home these days) vs The Bread Winner..
Last week I was away in Melbourne and hubby had to work his way around his full time job and the to and fro of our kids at separate schools and the normal daily stuff like food, laundry, homework and the likes.
Did he manage? Yes of course he did!. Was he knackered when I returned on Friday? Beyond all comprehension he truly was.
What is the point of this post? Ever since I got back everyone (my fellow Mums) keep saying did you tell him 'welcome to my world?', did you say 'now you know how I feel'.
My answer? 'No, no need really' and it is not a no need as he knows now that he has done it but because he knew before I left. He is well aware that life juggling the kids is full on alongside running DTLL, He is well aware I fit in chores and laundry between meetings and he knows I am always working up until the last minute I fly out the door to get the kids.
He helps as much as he can outside his own work hours during the week and whilst he doesn't tell me all the time I know he knows it is not easy.
The thing I don't get is why it always seems that we have to have the age old them vs us on the who works harder front? Can't we all just respect that we work hard in out own ways and whether bringing in money or not to a family you are contributing by being present and setting and example for your kids?
Life is too short to be constantly trying to prove one up man-ship.. Be proud of what you do AND what your partner does in being a partnership not as individuals. I am. I am VERY much so.
Do you argue over who does what? Do you feel people make you justify your existence if you are 'just' a stay at home mum or dad?