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April 9th, 2010, 08:11 PM
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If you're a SAHM, does your DH/SO help when they get home or on the weekends?



When DH gets home from work, he's very much hands on with the girls. Playing, feeding, changing, etc.. Works well so I can get dinner ready, baths done, etc..
Then on the weekends, we take turns. Saturday morning he gets up with them and I get to sleep in.
Then Sunday he gets to sleep in and I get up with them.
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April 9th, 2010, 08:27 PM
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That's pretty much how it is here too. There are days when I do get frustrated because he doesn't always help as much as I'd like but honestly he really is a great dad and husband.

Usually he'll take over with the kids when he gets home so I can cook dinner. Then we both manage the kids together during dinner. After dinner he spends a bit of time with both of them and then usually I feed the baby and get her ready for bed and he gives Ben and bath and plays with him. Most nights he puts Ben to bed and I put Jillian to sleep (he can't do that since he doesn't have the boobs!).
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April 9th, 2010, 10:46 PM
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i'm a single mom so i don't get any help though, i would love it if i had help i am very envious of moms that have help
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April 10th, 2010, 06:39 AM
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I am a working momma and DH helps out alot. He cooks dinner during the week and makes lunches and all.
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April 10th, 2010, 11:23 AM
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Lol now he doesn't have much of a choice.. he has the boys from 5-9 while I'm at school.
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April 10th, 2010, 05:09 PM
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Susan, that's how it is for us mostly. Only I do the baths because I do them better. lol
During dinner, we both kind of handle them.
For Abby, sometimes I feed her, sometimes Jay. He liked the last bottle before bed, he feeds her and rocks her and lays her down. I think he enjoys that one because it's really the only one he's home for.
I do get frustrated at times but then he gets mad that I'm frustrated because he can't read minds and I didn't tell him what I wanted/needed him to do. lol
I do realize I need to start asking him to help because lets face it, they are guys and not Moms. lol
But he is a great Dad, he's very hands on and loves to play on the floor and give piggy backs, etc...
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April 11th, 2010, 06:26 AM
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My DH helps out a little bit.. I get really frustrated because I work longer work shifts and I'm basically going non stop from the time I wake up (4am) to when the kids go to bed. I make dinner, I read the books, I give them baths, I get them ready for bed.. I literally do everything.. I was use to doing everything with one child, which is easy.. But add another child it's a whole different ball game..
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April 11th, 2010, 05:44 PM
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My hubby does dinner, bathes the boys and plays with them when he is home, if I go to the gym he will feed bailey, but he tries not to since I am only gone for an hour. if he is the one that sees a dirty diaper he will change it, well he will only change poopy diapers as he thinks thats the only time they need to be changed unless they are sagging to the knees Tom is a great husband and father
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April 12th, 2010, 03:24 PM
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He does a lot but I don't call it helping. What he does is parent... just like I do.
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