Hot Topic: Anyone here have a House Husband? Jennifer SG Montreal, Quebec 7045 posts
11th Nov '13

So I read this article about this man who decided to give up his career for his wife's career and become a "house dad" (ill post the link below should you want to read it).

In the article he says he really enjoys this. He used to practice law but never had a passion for it. He says it really helped him realize how grateful he was for his parents and for his wife.

Anyway, would you ever consider having you husband become a House Husband or Stay at home dad (should career permit)? Any do you think your husband would ever be up for it?

Ps. They refer to him as a House Husband as they do not have children yet.

Leah's Mommy! Due March 24 (girl); 1 child; 1 angel baby; Killeen, Texas 2586 posts
11th Nov '13

My SO would NEVER ever do that lol. I couldn't give him a million dollars to.

Jennifer SG Montreal, Quebec 7045 posts
11th Nov '13

Quoting Leah's Mommy!:
My SO would NEVER ever do that lol. I couldn't give him a million dollars to.

Really? yah my SO said "I don't think so" lol

Mrs.C+4.5 Due August 11; 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Fort Irwin, California 16419 posts
status 11th Nov '13

Nopd DH would never do it.

Good Queen Bess 2 kids; Ontario 48021 posts
11th Nov '13

While he would never be a "House Husband", he would definitely be a SAHD. In fact, he will be starting as a SAHD in June.

Daynah [L&C&N] 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Orlando, Florida 784 posts
11th Nov '13

I doubt my husband would ever go for that! Hell, I'm having a hard enough time adjusting to being a SAHM and i've been doing it for over a year now. If/When I get my ASL interpreting degree, I'll be making more money than my husband, if we're still popping out kids by then, I guess we'll have to see which job is more important.

My dad had his own business from home when I was growing up. So if I was ever sick I didn't have to worry about my parents not being able to get me because my dad was always able to pick me up. I loved it! And me and him had such a close relationship. I remember during summers we'd have lunch together every day while watching cartoons. I feel like I had the best childhood growing up.

Amelia [a Mom] 1 child; 4 angel babies; Tallahassee, Florida 17366 posts
11th Nov '13

He makes 5 times what I could so that would be a big fat NO. Plus he can't cook to save his life (although he thinks he's awesome) and I'm the one with all the opinions and research about child rearing.

Alex Vause 3 kids; ........., BC, Canada 3869 posts
11th Nov '13

My DH would love to be a SAHD, but we would then live on the streets lol. I make a decent wage but he makes probably 6x more then me. Our lifestyle is fit to his income and definitely not mine lol.

~Cherry Jam~ 2 kids; Berry Bitty City, CA, United States 12267 posts
status 11th Nov '13

DH is a part time SAHD. April-Dec he is home Mon/Tues/Wed/Sat (works Thurs, Fri, Sun) Dec-April he is home every day. This is not counting the 2nd weekend of the month he is at drill. While he does take care of LO household chores are 60 me/40 him and cooking for the fam is almost 100% me. He can cook, well actually, just doesn't plan.

ETA: I work Aug-June M-F for the school district. Days we are both at work she goes to my parents.

Mrs.Skarsgard 2 angel babies; Indiana 4234 posts
status 11th Nov '13

My husband currently stays home. I make a decent wage, and he couldn't compete really. He has some issues with anger management when dealing with authority, so he has a hard time staying at a job. He is bipolar, and while he is stabilized when at home, he has a difficult time anywhere else. He loves staying at home! I also honestly love him being here. He cooks, cleans, does laundry. He does everything I don't want to do! haha

homes cool Due July 25; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 62944 posts
11th Nov '13

My husband would never have any interest in it, and neither would I. It wouldn't be right for our family, not at all.

3&Me 3 kids; Australia 997 posts
13th Nov '13

No. He took 3 weeks off after we had DS2 and omg... By the 3rd week, he was crawling the dam walls to go back.
He took 1 week after our DD(3rd bub) and that was fine.

vagina. 3 kids; Titz, No, Germany 30925 posts
13th Nov '13

Why is this a sticky?

Trey&Genesis'momma 4 kids; 4 angel babies; Somewhere, IN, United States 4675 posts
14th Nov '13

Yes and no, I think when it comes to my husband. He says he would like nothing better than to stay home with me and the kids but I don't think he would last honestly. He about goes crazy when he has to help out with the kids when I'm really sick. Plus he's never been one who can just NOT work. He goes stir crazy.

3sACrowd 3 kids; Alaska 3397 posts
16th Nov '13

While my husband is in the Military, I am working my butt off to get my degree and then I will get my dream career. Once that is established, we're going to flip it and he's going to get out and work on his degree while I work. He'd be a SAHD though, not a house husband. I personally don't agree with house wives or husbands unless they have an issue where they can't work.