House Husband or working Dad

Im a so called House Husband,

how about everyone else....
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  • I'd say I'd love to be.... but I would hate it and so I'm not a house husband but the bread winner and the wifes a student
  • Working Dad, wouldn't have it any other way!
  • MrsDrink
    MrsDrink Posts: 4,538 Forumite
    I want me a house husband!! I'm working on earning enough for MrD to jack in his job.
  • Love being a ‘HOUSE husband ...PART TIME....

    Don't think I could cope with the kids full time......:)...leave her indoors to deal with the school runs/parents evening/plays.....etc.....on the whole.....

    Make the occasional guest appearance for the let the kids and wife know I’m still alive.....:))

    I’m defiantly a WORK Husband....and love it...
    :jTo be Young AGAIN!!!!...what a wonderfull thought!!!!!:rolleyes:
  • Not sure new Dads these days can get away with just being a 'work Dad' anymore. My Mrs chucked me in at the deep end straight away and wouldn't let me take a back seat! I have done the lot raising my wee boy where our Dads when I speak to them barley did anything back in the day - to be honest I wouldn't have it any other way! Or now I think about maybe I should have read the small print first........ :rotfl:
  • sulkisu
    sulkisu Posts: 1,285 Forumite
    They are both the same in my book - otherwise known as a 'family man', because they do what is best for their family.
    My (currently working) OH is about to become a stay at home dad. Why? Because we have three little ones and I earn twice as much as he does. A real man does what is best for his family.
  • madbadrob
    madbadrob Posts: 1,284
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    I did the house husband thing for 6 months. Never again its far easier working

  • Look after the kids at the weekend and a couple of days during the week.If my wife had a really gd job i wouldnt mind being a house husband but we both have to work.The only gd thing about it is the money we save from having to pay someone to look after the kids cos wifes work caters around my 12hr shifts at work so im able to look after the children whist shes at work and she does the same when im working.
  • Smart_Mart
    Smart_Mart Posts: 1,371 Forumite
    My two youngest children live with me since leaving their mum just over a year ago.

    They are 12 now (twins) and I'm self-employed working from home as a writer/media administrator for a football club. Pack the boys off to school at 8.45am, straight to the gym for an hour, back for coffee then work till 3pm when I collect them from school.

    Run an under-12s football team as well and I'm writing my first book this year as well. Life is busy but rather that than the alternative.
  • Carl31
    Carl31 Posts: 2,616
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    Working dad, i would be perfectly happy at home with the kids though, its just i have a profession and am able to provide a lot more than my wife, i do enjoy my job also

    Something that i find a bit offputting is when colleagues/friends make a point of looking after their own children, referring to it as 'babysitting' or 'daddy day care' like its some sort of out of ordinary request of them

    Looking after your own kids is babysitting? I find it so odd
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