Originally Posted by jjew18
Its not as glamorous as you expect. I dread days that I have off with my 2 kids (3 yrs & 10 months), that shit is work. Love my kids to death and would never want anything else, but I come to work to relax. My wife would never admit it, but it drives her crazy at times.
I agree with this guy, but I also can see it being very rewarding, especially in the long run. I have a 7 month boy, and even when we're both at home it's still work... not sure how parents do it with a 2yr old and then a new born, that's insane !!!
Income ratio wise, my wife and I are in the same boat. I work for the government, and I get a lot of overtime, so there are years my income matches or exceeds my wife's, sometimes not so much. She works and has a degree in the radiation oncology field. Her job is stable, secure, and a base salary just below six digits. We could surely manage on just her income alone if we wanted to, or god forbid my job got cut and we had to. I work my arse off 10 times harder than her to make my money, but it allows us to live how we want, do what we want. Just a little about me.
There's no reason not to if you are able. Yes, you'll have to swallow a lot of pride, maybe you're used to that already. I know I am. Maybe it's just a self-esteem or paranoia thing, but even though I make good money I feel like a putz sometimes around my wife's coworkers, and like they look at me as a bum married to her for the money (not knowing I make more than her at times). Edit: I have no degree, just 12 years of experience in my field and 4 years prior military experience. Anyway, if yall have talked about it, and you're both good with it, household income will support it, go for it because there's certainly nothing bad to come from it otherwise.