Internet split as husband says partner 'PRIVILEGED to be stay-at-home wife'
The phrase "stay-at-home wife" is fairly simple to understand. While the husband works outside of the household to make ends meet financially, the married woman remains at home and takes care of the house and children. Despite the fact that many wives find it to be empowering and fulfilling, some describe it as a lax lifestyle. A husband recently described his wife as "privileged" to be able to remain at home with their children and turned to Reddit to share his story with the AITA community.
"AITA for telling my wife she is privileged to be able to be a stay-at-home wife," read the title of the Reddit post by a user going by the handle @gnartoo-deetoo. The OP admits in his writeup that he earns enough for her to be able to live without working. In addition, the user claimed that their argument had been greatly sparked by his viewpoint.
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'We are fortunate that I make enough money for her'
The man began his post by saying, "I understand how much work she does and I agree that it is not easy. I was just pointing out that it's not something that every family gets to do and we are fortunate that I make enough money for her to not have to work." The husband stated that his wife became irate with him and informed him that she is always "on call" for the children. The man went on, "We have 3 kids that she takes to and picks up from school m-f. I told her I'm very grateful that she's home with the kids and I don't have to miss work when they are sick."
'You are privileged to be a stay at home mom'
The Redditor continued and said that his wife occasionally gets their children to school late, and he had received calls from the school informing him that she failed to pick them up and that they are unable to contact her "because she's napping." "We were talking about her not picking up the kids on time one day when I made the point and said 'you are privileged to be a stay at home mom' this caused an enormous fight. AITA?" The man added.
'Definitely she could be'
The Internet is split regarding the husband's assertion. "NTA because she isn't picking her children up from school due to napping," a user commented. "Is everyone forgetting now that the kids have school she has a lot of freedom and cleaning honestly shouldn't take that long if you pick one thing to do a day." Another person said, "I mean, it's not normal. I was a sahm and it was far far harder than any job I've had, but napping like that makes it sound like she's not coping. People are late to work reasonably often, but there's a whole evolutionary thing that makes human parents look after their kids. Being late to pick up her kids feels like she needs some help."
Another user claimed, "Or she could be a bad parent 🤷♂️. Plenty of those out there. Main thing is we don't know based off the post, but his complaints are valid based off of what he's saying." One person mentioned, "Definitely she could be, though if he has those concerns you'd hope he'd do more than tell her she's privileged, right?" One user wrote, "No, in this economy it is a privilege. what world are yall living in. he is supporting her and 3 children. bills be bills. she can pick up the kids from school on time at least. NTA." "I was a sahm and it was far far harder than any job I've had, Being a sahm is a privilege. Both things are true. It's a hard job, but also one many people who want to cannot afford to do," remarked one user.
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