An exhausted mother has shared how she was forced to put her baby in a nursery so she can properly clean the house because her working husband is ‘busy resting’ when he’s at home.
Taking to Mumsnet, the woman explained that her husband refuses to help around the house and does nothing but rest when the baby needs attention.
“Is this the most awful thing ever? I’m a stay-at-home-mom and of course, do absolutely everything for my husband because of that as well,” she wrote.
The mother said that when her husband gets home after working for more than 12 hours, he rests and does not help her out.
“As soon as our son cries, he passes to me, diaper needs changing, passes to me. I never have a break,” she continued.
“My husband hates the idea of him going to nursery so young (he’s 11 months) and has said the whole point of me being at home is to prevent that, I get his point but I don’t get a break and my husband is sometimes confused by lack of cleaning (it’s really not bad but I admit it’s not spotless all the time and it’s definitely due a deep clean) even getting the shopping in.”
The woman also added that her husband work hard. “He’s out of the house usually at least 12 hours 6 days a week, with a relatively long commute to London but his pay is extremely good.”
Now, she’s wondering if it is not a good idea to put her baby in a nursery so she can finish her other duties like batch cooking and cleaning.
Mumsnet users were quick to share their thoughts, with one person writing: “Could his extremely good pay be used for a cleaner or is he against that too?”
Another said: “I’d get a cleaner instead tbh. Nursery is expensive and you’d probably get a cleaner for a good few hours and can use that time to play with your baby uninterrupted. Your husband can clearly afford it.”
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