Responsibilites of a SAHP

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Registered: 07-23-2003
Responsibilites of a SAHP
Thu, 10-04-2007 - 11:35am

As a spin off to another thread what do you believe is the responsibility or tasks of a SAHP?


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Registered: 10-17-2003
Thu, 10-04-2007 - 11:42am
I would not even begin to say what other sahps should do.
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Registered: 03-12-2005
Thu, 10-04-2007 - 11:50am

It is my responsibility to pick up dh's popsicle sticks....I have come around. I am also offering free seat wiping after he pees as well as cleaning his chin when he spills food on it.


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Registered: 07-08-2001
Thu, 10-04-2007 - 11:58am


Man...I just need to keep away from all food and beverage when reading posts here.

I think that in general a SAHP is responsible for the day-to-day upkeep of the home as well as caring for the kids who are home with him/her. This of course varies from family to family, but I doubt there are many SAHPs that say "I think it's fine and dandy to be a slave to my spouse." I don't think a SAHP has to walk behind the WOHP with a trash bag picking up wrappers and popsicle sticks and flushing toilets.

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Thu, 10-04-2007 - 12:50pm

Caring for the children and running the household. But running the household can involve a myriad of things and division of labor should be an agreement between the spouses. No one should get out of doing household tasks simply because they woh.


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Registered: 12-06-2004
Thu, 10-04-2007 - 1:18pm

I have come around. I am also offering free seat wiping after he pees as well as cleaning his chin when he spills food on it.


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Registered: 10-04-2007
Thu, 10-04-2007 - 3:36pm
Whatever the two spouses decide on!
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Registered: 04-27-2005
Thu, 10-04-2007 - 4:37pm

"My dh works overtime every now and then, usually on last minute notice. His flexibility has led to job promotions. He can only do that because I stay home. When he gets comp time he goes on all the the school field trips and other school functions with the kids, sometimes with me somtimes alone, but he *always* goes. People marvel at his ability to take off and be with the kids at school."

Why would he not have flexibility if you worked?

Why would people marvel at that? I take off from work to be with the kids at school and I work fulltime. That just goes with the territory of being at a job longer, you have more time to do things outside of work.

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Thu, 10-04-2007 - 4:39pm

This was a question deliberately discussed between my husband and myself.

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Registered: 06-27-1998
Thu, 10-04-2007 - 5:25pm

So, what is his role in the family if you have 100% responsibility for everything else?


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Registered: 10-04-2007
Thu, 10-04-2007 - 7:20pm

To take care of and show gratitude to the man who puts the roof over her head for starters.