Even though my mom encouraged us to have careers, I always knew my foremost goal was to be a mom and I met my future husband early in college. I got a teaching degree figuring that I would have the same schedule as my children if I went that route. When we had kids, I learned that substituting when my children were in school was the most compatible job for me to have.
Meanwhile, both my older brother and younger sister decided they needed to meet Mr. and Mrs. Perfect and left numerous suitable prospects in the dust in their 20's. They even boomeranged back to our parents' home. They eventually married and both my sister-in-law and sister were big believers in putting their babies in day care within months after birth. My sister even stopped talking to me because I told her I knew she could find a way to stay at home with her children if she really wanted to do that. I even offered free babysitting to her so she could do a job working mostly on weekends when her husband could take the kids. It is amazing to me that after the tens of thousands of dollars she spent to conceive her child by IVF, she was willing to put the child in day care when the baby was only 4 months old. What are people thinking that they still believe this is okay?!?
I am so happy my husband and I were on the same page with this. I truly hope other men step up to the plate to insist on financially taking care of their families and that their wives not only accept but welcome them doing so.
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