I would be terribly forgetful if I did not mention one phenomenal half of the whole picture on being a stay-at-home mom: the working husband! How in the world could we do what we do without their sacrifice? I sometimes envy my husband leaving for work every day, although not the hour that he wakes up, or the drive from here to there and back. He has so much on his shoulders. I try to put myself in his shoes and really think about what that role entails.
Being the husband of a stay-at-home mom
Every day my husband goes to work. Our financial stability falls on his shoulders, although we try to balance it as I am the one who manages the money after it gets into our hands. We work as a team.
If I were the one our financial livelihoods fell on, I would be a very stressed out person. Somehow, my husband balances that. He has said he prefers being the one to work versus staying home. I respect his sacrifice having to be the one to wake up every day and leave us to go do his job. He has to be away from our children the majority of the day while I get to see them all day.
Remember that you may be getting pooped on literally, but he is also getting pooped on, figuratively. And, without his income your job as a stay-at-home mom would not be possible…well, unless you are the Rockefellers or the Kennedys.
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