SAHMs' would your S.O's be SAHparent?

posted 3 years ago in Babies
  • poll: Would your S.O be a SAHParent?
    Yes : (72 votes)
    62 %
    No : (44 votes)
    38 %
  • Post # 3
    8518 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2014

    Nope, he wouldnt. He says that even if he won the lottery, he’d still work. He’s kind of a workoholic.


    Post # 4
    5533 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2011

    Oh man. I love DH but he would be a crapy sahd. House work isn’t friends with either of us but I do it if necessary. Dh will walk around the trash on the floor. I can’t imagine what our kids would look like!

    Post # 5
    918 posts
    Busy bee

    I’m not a SAHM, but once we have kids FH is going to be a SAHD.

    Post # 6
    3213 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2012 - Catholic Church

    He absolutely would in a heartbeat! He’s really jealous that I’ll get to stay home and spend all the time with our kids.

    Post # 7
    2248 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012 - Southern California

    He wouldn’t.  He enjoys adult stimulation & working actually.  I think he also realizes that being a SAHD doesn’t mean playing Xbox all day, but rather cleaning & tending to children haha.  That doesn’t appeal to him so much ;]

    Post # 8
    939 posts
    Busy bee

    no, but not because it’s “womens” work or something ike that. he has a very physically demanding job that he loves and also for him working helps him feel less stressed, so I don’t think he would like it. I stayed home with my daughter for the first year and there does end up being a decent amount of  down time, which I loved but I know he would just hate!

    Post # 9
    3778 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    he would in a heartbeat. that was our original plan but life happens and the job market isn’t what it used to be. Now I’ll be the SAHM when we have kiddos. BUT if I find a good job it could change!

    Post # 10
    279 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    DH will stay at home with the baby during the day while I work, so it will be close. He has a job that is only a few afternoons, evenings, and nights. He wouldn’t be able to quit working altogether as he loves his job. He’s really looking forward to taking care of the baby once it gets here! 



    Post # 11
    11772 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013


    He’s a workaholic who NEEDS to be psychologically challenegd by his work every day!

    He likes having results that can be quantified on a chart, and he likes being praise for being better than everyone else on the chart!

    Child-rearing cannot be quantified on a chart. You don’t get a “good job” for teaching your kid to walk! Definitely not something he could do long-term.

    Post # 12
    2475 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Yup! He’d love to be a SAHD (but I’m not sure it entails everything he thinks it does sometimes. It may end up being a temporary thing for us next fall depending on how a few things go.

    Post # 13
    903 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    If there were some magic way for me to earn as much as he’s able to, then yes, he’d make a great SAHD.  He is absolutely fantastic with children and has said over and over again how he wants to take just as active a role in raising our kids as I do.  As far as housework goes, as long as I gave him some sort of list or schedule to work off of, he’d do great with that, too.  

    Alas, software programmers make a lot more than lowly wildlife biologists, so if it ever comes up, I’ll be the one staying home.  

    Post # 14
    4468 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @aliciapdx:  I don’t think so. Like other pps, I have a workaholic DH!!

    Post # 15
    474 posts
    Helper bee

    DH is very passionate about his work, but I think he would probably want to be a SAHD if money were no object… and if it meant we BOTH could stay home (so I guess we’d have to win the lottery). He wouldn’t want to stay home all day if I weren’t there. :}

    Post # 16
    2630 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @aliciapdx:  As much as DH loves his job, he has said that he would be a SAHD if I was making more money, and we could afford someone to stay home with the kid. 

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