Stay-At-Home Dads

United States
April 29, 2007 1:25pm CST
When I was working and my husband stayed at home to watch our son, we were continually encountering people who were surprised by our situation. A man cooking, cleaning, and watching a child and a woman earning income and helping out as needed seemed to be a total shocker. The fact that people were so surprised by this actually surprised me. We live in a fairly liberal city in a country where supposedly the sexes have equal rights in voting, the work place, and housing; yet still this bias about where a woman's place is exists.
2 responses
@ctv101103 (860)
• Philippines
30 Apr 07
my dad was a stay-at-home dad while i was growing up. he stayed home and took care of my and my brother while my mom worked. then, eventually, both of them worked full time. honestly, i admire dads who do not mind being stay-at-home dads. i don't think it makes them less of a man.
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• United States
30 Apr 07
See and you don't even have to justify a woman staying at home by saying "I don't think it makes them less of a woman". It just bugs me that the attitude is so prevalent. I'm glad you had a great Dad as a kid.
@dopey22girl (3324)
• United States
30 Apr 07
I think stay-at-home dads are great! The only reason people were surprised is because let's face it, even though it is a great thing, it is something that is rarely seen. But it's great because unfortunately there are a lot of dads that aren't involved in their children's lives, and it's really sad. But it sounds like your husband does a great job, and you both should be very proud! It sounds like your child has a wonderful living situation!
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• United States
30 Apr 07
He works now and I stay home and people just take it in stride. I've literally had people (when they thought I couldn't hear) ask him how he could stand to let me go out every day like that. My husband is wonderful and flexible, he adjusts to whatever the family needs are and gives his all.