During The Talk I realized great things can be possible by taking unusual steps. I don’t usually say this all over the Internet but.. I have a great husband! No really, he’s super. It’s kind of nice because while the economy is bad it’s a good time to be in school. He’s been staying at home, and working on finishing school… But in this process all of the housework gets done too!
I was telling some friends at work about how great it is. I haven’t done the dishes in ages! He does the laundry. “HE DOES?!” One of my coworkers shrieked. Oh yea he does! But then I thought about it… He’s always done the laundry and dishes. In fact, in our more than four years of marriage I’d guess I’ve done our laundry maybe five times. Yea, and the dishes even less than that. Every once in awhile I’ll chip in and put my clothes he folds away. But he’s good at that stuff. He’s also really good at making dinner. I cook on my days off and he does a good job of planning meals and making them the other 5 days of the week. Needless to say, I’m a lucky woman.
But the more I thought about my luck, and thought about the possibility of being a stay at home mom the more I think “no way!” One, I’d probably go crazy. Two, I still probably wouldn’t get anything done. And three, I’d probably go crazy.
As the wheels in my head turned around this subject I struck a chord when the phrase “stay at home DAD” entered into my mind.
We are not a normal couple, no way. So why stop at the weirdness we already posses? Why not take it a step further? I’d get to be both a career woman and a mom, and wouldn’t have to worry about who’s watching the kids. I know some would say “the mom should be at home,” but really… I think you’ve gotta do what’s best for your family. I’m not sure what’s absolutely going to work for us yet, but I know if it’s going to work for us any time soon, then this has got to be an option.
There have been so many times I’ve thought to myself “he would be better at this house stuff.” Well, why not try it out!