An angry father-of-five has spoken out and revealed how he confronted his wife and called her lazy after she complained that being a stay-at-home parent is hard.
As the dad in question revealed in his Reddit post, he has been married to his wife since they were both just 22 years old.
After the couple welcomed their first child, the man decided to become a stay-at-home parent to allow his wife to return to work as she wished.
In the following years, the couple welcomed three more children, including twins, for whom he cared mostly on his own while taking care of the household chores as well.
Now that the man and his wife are already 48 years old, most of their children are already adults and have lives of their own.
While they didn’t plan on having more children, the couple welcomed a “surprise” baby three years ago. Immediately, the man once again quit his job to care for their fifth baby.
Three years later, however, his wife asked him to go back to work and allow her to experience being a stay-at-home mom. While the man eventually agreed, everything went downhill after his “lazy” wife started complaining about how hard it is to care for their 3-year-old.
“I was the stay at home parent, I cooked, cleaned, attended games, etc. from the moment they came home from the hospital, all up until their mid teen where I deemed them old enough to stay home by themselves,” the husband wrote.
“Eight months ago my wife comes to me and says she’d like to quit her job and watch our daughter. I was skeptical because she had never done it before, but she’s her mother and assumed she can handle like I did. Well she hasn’t been handling it well at all.”
The angry dad continued by explaining how his wife failed to clean their home or cook while staying at home with their toddler even though he was doing it for decades.
“After I tidy up the house, cook dinner, (which I don’t mind, I’ve been doing it for 25+ years) and get ready for bed she complains about how being a stay-at-home mum is hard. Personally I think she’s lazy,” he added.
“I was able to watch the twins with little to no difficulty, and all the way up until they were 14. I watched our third and fourth child with no hassle either. I never asked for help, and sucked it up because I was a dad. For her to have so much trouble watching a three-year-old is ridiculous.”
Following their argument, the man admitted his wife had improved and has since begun cleaning their house and preparing meals while looking after their daughter.
Taking the matter to Reddit, the man asked if he was in the wrong for scolding his wife and calling her lazy for complaining about being a stay-at-home mom.
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