Sometimes I really think it would be awesome if my husband stayed home (only if he wanted to obviously) when I get married and plus I enjoy working, (well the money that comes with it) lol. I don't want kids so a stay at home dad doesn't apply to me. Just curious what others think.
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If there are no kids involved I don't see a point of either man or woman to stay home honestly... But, I would love us to do it that way once we have a kid.
I earn more than my boyfriend, and it will probably stay that way in the foreseable future. So when we talked about babies and the financial implications, he actually said himself that it would make sense that the partner who earns less (ergo, him) to be the one staying home and only working part time like 60% and have the other 2 days of the week covered by day care (day care in Switzerland costs a ton of muuhla, like 120$ a day so...).
for me to work part time would be total financial non sense as a simple reduction of 20% a week would mean a considerable hit in our pockets.
I would try however to do 1 day of home office, if possible, to have more mommy time.
He would love to do it. He even started phantasizing about taking walks with the stroller, grocery shopping and playing guitar to the baby... I think it would be awesome and love the idea of a great dad and family like that.
Some guys commenting here have the impression that being a stay at home dad is somehow degrading. That is just a huge WTF for me... I mean, how is it OK for women to stay home but a big No No for a man? That is just a huge double standard and immensly sexist.
in my opinion being a parent takes a shitload of work and time, and is just as respectable of a "job" than any other. If not more important.2