Yes l was putting my judgy pants on when l made those comments no denying that.
I am a SAHM currently and have my kids at home with me...people that work fulltime and have their kids in daycare is fine. They are contributing to the family in some way....but if a SAHM is healthy and has no other reason which would prevent her from looking after her kids but has them in daycare full time why be a stay at home mum at all. How are they contributing to the family? ...housework? ? A working parent needs go to work and get all that done too
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I agree with Delirium's point.
Some people are saying that SAHPs shouldn't use childcare 5 days a week, as that's not fair on the kids/ why did they choose to have them/ their job is to look after their kids, etc.
Well, as Delirium said, many working parents choose to work rather than through financial necessity. They do it because they enjoy it, they'd 'go crazy'/ be bored at home with kids, etc.
So, why is that deemed as a more acceptable thing to do than any other way in which you choose to spend your time (that doesn't involve your kids for 5 days of the week)?
Each to their own. And being a parent who chooses not to work (because you can afford not to) doesn't mean that you are financially dependent on someone else. You may have had a very successful career, which means you no longer need to work. You may have inherited money, or you may have your own investments/ businesses that run without you there, etc. There are numerous ways in which someone could be financially independent and not have to go to work Monday to Friday.
Just on the subject of financial dependence of SAHM's. Yes I'm dependent on DH as well as getting FTB etc. But if the marriage ended tomorrow I could support myself. I have an education and several years on the job behind me. I'm studying for my 2nd degree. Just bc I'm financially dependent on DH right now, doesn't mean I couldn't earn an income without him? I think that's a logic fail there.
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