This is a ME ME ME post, or more accurately, a HIM HIM HIM post, but I am due. Whenever I touted my husband on “working mom” threads, the main issue was if women should work outside the home or not. My posts were generally ignored. I hope this one is not. I thought this would be the place where a Working Mom could brag about her SAH husband.
While I work, my husband nurtures our toddler, does the housework, cuts the firewood, restores and sells a car or a motorcycle here and there, takes the kids to the doctor’s, does some of the laundry (I won’t let him touch mine~lol), makes home repairs and improvements as well as automotive care and maintenance…everything from new brakes to new motors, is on call for my elderly parents who live a few minutes away, mows, opens and closes our above ground, builds shelves and bookcases for our home, designs and builds things from metal to sell locally and donate to church sales, gardens, fixes things like VCR’s and washing machines so we get our money’s worth and then some, cuts trees limbs, does ceptic work (saved us over a thousand dollars this past summer), installs new windows, roofs…I am not kidding. This list goes ON AND ON AND ON! Right now he is installing a claw foot tub he found and bought for a song and a dance. Installation-Free.
What do I do? I teach in the public school system. I love it. I cook each evening, which I enjoy. The highlight of my day is joining my family around the dinner table and then relaxing with my husband and the children. I help with housework on the weekends.
I am in paradise and have been for 17 years now.
The drawback is we have to cut corners. I posted a BOOK on how to do that here on this site. I am the queen of savings. We do without a LOT but not without love and time together.
Can I still join? Do I qualify?