Originally Posted by CoupeIt88
Do you feel like a man at the end of the day?
I'd seriously have an issue sleeping at night. Maybe I'm too old-school.
At first I felt kind of weird about it because you're "supposed" to be the main breadwinner, right? But a few things set my mind at ease:
-It isn't like I'm eating off my wife and using her--I put in much work at the crib w/ the kids and running **** around here. My being here allows her to do what she has to do for our family, if that makes sense.
-It isn't forever. I'm college educated, so jobs will be there when this ends. I'm toying with the idea of finding something I can do from home though, because now that I'm out of that 9-5 mindset, I never want to go back. **** is depressing.
-It was her idea. I actually resisted it for months. The baby of the bunch was born in May of 2011 and I didn't quit my job until March of 2012. So if she's cool with it, I am too.
At the end of the day, I can see how someone might look at me as less than a man or something. It's all good, as we all have our opinions. Fortunately, all that matters to me is what's best for my family. And when my baby girl smiles at me after a session of shooting hoops or playing with her dolls, the opinions of the naysayers are the furthest thing from my mind.