How many people know stay at home dads?

  1. And what is the gossip about them that you hear, in addition to your opinion. Thanks
    NP


    guess what I mean is, does anyone know anyone whos ambition is to not work and live off his wife's pay while keeping the house and raising the kids, or even just living off the wifes salary and not even raising kids

    Like, Joe blow's life ambition was to be a house mom, he grew up, found mrs's right married here,etc etc, never worked , that kind of thing.
    Last edit by NP2BE on Jun 10, '04
    •  
  2. 31 Comments

  3. by   gwenith
    Bil did it for a year - no gossip - just acceptance.
  4. by   casperokc
    Quote from NP2BE
    And what is the gossip about them that you hear, in addition to your opinion. Thanks
    NP
    I am a stay at home dad right now. I go to school in the AM and stay with the kids for the rest of the day while my wife works.
  5. by   NP2BE
    Quote from casperokc
    I am a stay at home dad right now. I go to school in the AM and stay with the kids for the rest of the day while my wife works.

    but you are not planning on staying at home and raising your kids without ever working correct?

    same with gweniths husband, it was a temporary situation correct?

    I guess what I mean is, does anyone know anyone whos ambition is to not work and live off his wife's pay while keeping the house and raising the kids, or even just living off the wifes salary and not even raising kids?
  6. by   casperokc
    Quote from NP2BE
    but you are not planning on staying at home and raising your kids without ever working correct?

    same with gweniths husband, it was a temporary situation correct?

    I guess what I mean is, does anyone know anyone whos ambition is to not work and live off his wife's pay while keeping the house and raising the kids, or even just living off the wifes salary and not even raising kids?
    Yes I do plan on going back to work someday and letting my wife stay home then. As for stay at home dad I do know someone who does stay at home and live off his wifes pay. They have 3 kids and they weighed their pay against one another she made more so he got to quit. Now he stays at home and raises the kids and she works all the time. But I dont really understand what you are trying to figure out?
  7. by   zambezi
    If my husband could be a stay at home dad he would--but we don't have any kids...when we do (hopefully January ) he will probably work part time and me full time if possible...I suppose I could support us, but we like toys and so we need two incomes...but he would stay home if he could (after my maternity leave...)...and I like to work so it seems it would work out! Of course...all this is said without acutally having kids...my feelings could very well change...but I really do enjoy working and my husband does not!
  8. by   dianah
    I know a man who put his wife thru law school, while working odd jobs and finally earning his living as a technical writer (he has a degree in journalism). He has been a home dad for many years now, having put his writing on hold. She is doing well in her practice. They have two kids, one is developmentally disabled, so he takes care of her appts etc. They are great parents. I admire them for their teamwork and mutual respect. If a caring and responsible parent can stay home for the kids, that is all that matters, IMO.
  9. by   SmilingBluEyes
    I do!!!!!!!!!!

    AND my dh plans to be one at least part-time, when he retires from the US military. About as manly a man as you can get.

    SOOOO yes, it will be MY turn in 2 years. How bout that?

    and just what do you mean by "gossip" about them and why would YOU as a mature adult with a critical mind, care???? Who cares what anyone says or thinks, when it comes to doing one's best by his kids???? In this day and age, it's not weird, for some, esp where women are working fulltime, I think it's high time. It gives them great quality time with the kids, and contrary to old outdated beliefs, men are WONDERFUL NURTURERS!
    Last edit by SmilingBluEyes on Jun 9, '04
  10. by   Angelica
    My husband and I are both retired Marines. Since he retired he has been at home taking care of our two kids and everything else. I work full time as a Hospice nurse and don't have to touch the housework. It's a nice arrangement.
  11. by   finchertwins
    Well I do not qualify as a full time stay at home dad, but before I headed back to school I was self employed and carted around my oldest daughter for about 4 years at work and when my twins were born stayed at home with them for aabout two years. Now I am a single parent going to school, I am soccer dad and Teeball dad amoungst all the other needs.
  12. by   kids
    I know 3 stay at home Dads.
    1 is by choice, 1 by disability and the third due to no jobs in their field (anymore).
    None have plans to return to work before their children are grown.

    The people I know have better things to do than gossip about our friends.
  13. by   dianah
    finchertwins, you sound like you are out to better yourself - making your own destiny - and do the best you can for your kids. That's due for applause in my book (it's what we all strive for, single parent or no); hang in there! -- D
  14. by   Tweety
    Don't know any.

close