this past weekend boyfriend and i briefly stopped by a friends get together. a conversation (okay, more like 5 sentences) sprung up about working outside of the home and staying at home. one of the men stays at home with his kids while his wife works her ass off. and one of the guys works while his wife stays home.
it was interesting because everyone feels that what they do is more exhausting. or more work. or more something (or maybe the word "more" here is totally not the right word at all). and i can see both sides.
i think staying at home with the kids is absolutely a ton of work. it's emotionally and physically draining. i'm sure that by the time your significant other walks through the door, all you want to do is ditch the kids and relax. but i also know that working all day long is exhausting in its own right. and sometimes when you walk through the door, all you want to do is relax too and not have to suddenly take on all the kids in the house.
and so i wonder how people do it? how they balance? how does it work in your house if one of you works and one of you stays home. do you get any alone time, or do you not?
ps- congrats to kristabella for winning her very own entertainment coupon book! yay!