| | Re: So just what are the responsibilities of a stay at home spouse???
I feel very bad for husband's who work full time and come home to a disasterous house... when thier wives have the privilege to stay at home...I have always considered it a Privilege. My husband never made Big bucks yet we were able to survive with me staying home. I would feel terribly worthless if I didn't do my part. I also feel my husband has the harder end of the stick. Even with 6 kids. At one time, we had 4 under the age of 6, and 2 was in diapers...and I even used cloth & hung them on the line, I never complained about the work. I just felt so blessed I was able to stay home, Moms that work have it so much harder !!
I do literally everything there is to do within the house so when he comes home, he has nothing to help me with...Personally I enjoy his time, so I wouldn't want him to have to help me.
There is always other things I "can't" do - like fixing the car, a tree over the driveway- getting out the chain saw could be dangerous! Getting up on the roof to patch a leak..Nope, that can wait for him! I leave my husband the HARD manly stuff that requires power tools, stamina & patience. I do ALL the mundane chores around the house... and still I have time to monkey around on here while my laptop sits in the kitchen.
I keep the Calendar, do all the bills, scheduling, researching, Doc Appointments, we Grocery shop together sometimes, all the cooking unless the kids help me. Every dish, all laundry, I am a stricker about a clean floor. One thing he does do for me...he helps them with thier homework, as I have little patience for this.