(Closed) Would you let your hubby play Mr. Mom?

posted 9 years ago in Babies
  • poll: Would you let your hubby play Mr. Mom?

    No. I think that's weird.

    Yes. If I can make the biggest contribution than it makes sense.

    Even if we could afford it, both of us will work

    Other (explain below)

  • Post # 3
    7770 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Um, I put “other.”  Yes, of course I would let him do that, but not simply for the reason of me “making the most.”  If I had a job I really loved that was good for us, I would probably let DH stay home- but not simply for the numbers/ money.

    Post # 5
    49 posts
    • Wedding: October 2011

    This is our life. Our son is 2 and my daughter is 11

    My fine does all the housewife rolls. He shops cleans manages money takes kids to school and the baby to the park hosted play dates. Cooks most nights. I work long days and its very nice. He has his own business and works when he wants but while I am on the clock he is a dedicated stay at home father ..

    Post # 6
    7770 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

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    @mwitter80:  Yeah, I am pretty non-traditional in that way, so I would do it.  I would love to have a job I loved, and would love to not have to give up that job.  Dh would love to stay home!  Probably whoever is happier career-wise at that time will keep on working ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 8
    5104 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Fiance always says he’ll be quitting his job and staying home with our future kids…HA-HA! He’s always like: “It’s 2011 baby..anything can happen”

    We could NEVER afford it, but if we could I wouldn’t mind if that’s what he really wanted to do. (Although I think he might be in for a rude awakening of just how much work it can be…. tee hee hee)

    Post # 9
    48 posts
    • Wedding: June 2011

    My Fiance and I have already talked about it.. and since i make more and he is already such a home-body we are excited about it!!

    Post # 10
    318 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

    Hmm.  That movie is nearly 30 years old.  I remember it at the time, but I was hoping by now a dad raising his children would not be referred to as the wife letting him play at being a mom.

    I know that is not how this was meant, but how would everyone here feel if someone asked about a husband letting them stay home and play mommy?  Or conversely about whether or not your husband allows you to work out of the house?

    To answer the question, I think if either parent wants to and can stay home to care for their children they should.



    Post # 11
    3871 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I’m the breadwinner and yes, me and the DH have already discussed that IF we could afford it, I would totally be okay with him being a Stay-At-Home Dad or Mr. Mom. 

    Post # 12
    1126 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I would be so jealous if I went off to work every day and my husband got to stay home and be with the kids.  We’re going to make similar amounts of money, so while theoretically one of us could stay home, instead I’m hoping both of us can work reasonable hours and have lots of family time. 

    Post # 13
    299 posts
    Helper bee

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    I agree, that’s not playing mom, that’s being a DAD.

    We’ve talked about it, and we hope one of us can drop down to working only part-time when kiddos arrive.  But who that is will depend on our circumstances of the moment.

    Post # 14
    3048 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 1991

    If he wants to stay home, that’s fine with me… all I know is I’m not gonna stay home for longer than my maternity leave (if I have children). I couldn’t even stand the thought of doing that. And if we both wanted to work, I would be more than fine with that as well. As long as he or I spend enough time with our children to form a proper attachment, it’s all good for us ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 16
    642 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    FH is the best dad to his son. It is really one of the things I love most about him. He is just so good with him, I wonder if I could ever be so patient at him and if I made more money I would love for him to be the primary caregiver. We’ll see how it works out for us, it could go either way.

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