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|Fri, 04-27-2012 - 10:37am|
Hi All. I'm new to this board, so let me introduce myself.
My name is Wendy and I'm a stay-at-home mother to two wonderful children. My DH is a terrific husband, amazing father, and a good provider. He works very hard at several different jobs in order to support us, though we continue to struggle financially (adjunct professor work doesn't pay all that well, and doesn't include benefits).
I've been home full time for about a year now, and I'm also homeschooling our children for a variety of reasons (bad school system, gangs, etc.). It wasn't orignally in our plan for me to stay home, but decisions were made that made it be what we need to do for now.
Anyway, I was distressed to learn that my wonderful DH truly believes that women who stay at home while their children are in school aren't really working! He thinks that if a woman is home while her husband is at work and her children are at school has no business asking for help with the housework, since "all she's responsible for is keeping the house".
He really doesn't get it. At all.
He thinks that the women in the 50's had it easy, and "didn't