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House husband. Would you be one?
not because "it's the wummins job", just cos it'd be boring as fuck.
or the postman.
unless the wife was raking it in.
working a job that would require my partner to be a house husband/wife is also my idea of not-very-good-at-all, so I dunno...
You go to school 9 till 4 each day, then you go to uni for a wee holiday, then you go to adult school.
It's basically the same the way I see it: you do something which neither particularly rewards, challenges or in many cases interests you, all because you have to.
I've got it in my head that i'm going to be a musician or a writer or an artist or something gay like that, but i have literally no talent and am too lazy to have written any poems, songs or done any art. All that propels me is my aversion to adult school.
It does sound very teenagery to be all "fuck the institution" and that, but i cant think of anything better than being your own boss and taking inspiration when it comes.
how could you not? professional work is evil.
but if there were kids involved I'd need lessons in how to look after them
but I don't see why not, generally
If it wasn't as tedious and repetitive as i'd imagine.
Also only if i had a group of friends that i could gossip with on a daily basis about who's recently got divorced and thus is planning to rake in the money.
That expression conjurs up the truly hellish mental image of me wearing an apron whilst hoovering up the carpet, prancing around and shouting up the stairs in a camper-than-musical-theatre-in-a-row-of-tents high pitched voice.
I would rather suffer at the hands of Beelzebub for all eternity. Unless I don't have to wear an apron.
John Travolta in the new Hairspray. he made a fabulous housewife!
don't you know all the dignified house-husbands of today are wearing the french-maid getup?
get with the times. (=
Must be the most in-tune-with-the-zeitgeist newspaper of all time.
Next you'll tell me men are dressing up as nurses!
my wife wanted or needed me to be, then yes.
i doubt it'll work out like that though.
If I could do it without the kids and the keeping things clean, then yeah, I'd be up for that.
is you must keep the place clean. so you lose. i just cleaned the bathroom and the kitchen, so i WIN!!
I just got through the entire day without cleaning anything. WHO WINS NOW, YOU STOOPID HOSER?!?!
I AM NOT A HOSER!!!!!!!! YES I MAY RESEMBLE ONE WHEN I AM OUT CAMPING, BUT I AM NOT A HOSER!
I'd like it and I'd do a fucking good job.
I think it's important (if financially possible) someone should stay at home and look after children until they're school age, and then be around before and after school at least until they're 13 or so.
Whilst it's hardly a dream come true for me to do this, I don't see why it should necessarily be expected that a woman should do this rather than a man so I'd hope we'd be able to take a pragmatic decision based on our circumstances and who could be the most flexible in terms of doing this.
Ideally I'd still want to write and do music at this time but I wouldn't have a major issue with staying at home and looking after the children if it really was the best idea for me and whoever I was with at that time.
but I'd make the sacrifice if need be.
frankly, it'd be perfect for me. looking after the kids/learning to cook well/reading a shit load/making loads of art&music/cleaning. bring it the fuck on. any offers?
it's actually my only life ambition
HOWEVER, i would love to be semi-kept, and to have the freedom to pursue the career i want even if it doesn't earn enough to support me.
50% of combined wealth/income was guranteed to be mine
i just need to find a lovely lady who wants one in a few years time
I think I'd prefer to be house wife myself.
it's the best thing ever. i want to do it all the time all the rest of my life!!!
as long as I could work online;)
yes_? I rest my case
to be wrong about everything. It's quite sweet really
You'll realise the answer to this when you get your first full time job.
it usually involves having to leave home and sit somewhere else doing menial tasks all day.
I sit around pretty much all day anyway, just posting on here and watching tv. It's fucking shit.
But working part time at a supermarket nearly killed my soul.
I really, REALLY need to write these songs, wherever they are. It's my ticket out.
There's your title.
having your soul slowly tapped away grinding some office job, staring wistfully out of the window. You could write, go out, watch endless funny cat videos, play the Sims six hours straight...it would basically be like having a Saturday afternoon for a life.
Remember the summer holidays? Remember by the end you were quite glad to get back and see your friends again?
yeah, Imagine that, but instead of going back you just end up sitting about on your own all day.
Imagine a time when funny cat videos CEASE to be funny.
This is my life.
because i think it'd be easier then working full-time. or least more pleasant because you can organise your own time and that.
in real life: no. because the man's meant to go out and earn the money. and no amount of common sense or logic is going to stop me thinking that, or feeling guilty if i didn't.
IT'S THEIR RESPONSIBLITY TO MAKE THE MONEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm actively seeking to become one. Don't run off!!
I'd be shit at it, but that wasn't the question.
I'd end up in a downward spiral of doing nothing but drink and drugs and suffering from manic depression but my life is on that course anyway so i might as well do it at home, rather than in the office.
especially if my wife had an excellent enough job to rake in the dough, but we had children to look after. i'd happily stay at home and doss about, playing with a kid.
this is now my calling in life.
8 years ago I considered this one quite seriously because my wife earned more than me at the time.
What I realised though is that my wife would give our child far more of her time and attention than I would.
I would have kept house reasonably well but I don't think I'd have given my daughter the start in life that my wife has.
Surely there would need to be a child in the picture to justify someone keeping house? Otherwise it's the dossiest job in the world and I'd jump at it.
needing someone to keep house.... ah my dream!
and my wife (Kirsty Gallagher) didn't mind the house being a constant shithole and the fact I can't cook.
This seems to be a common theme amongst men. It doesn't quite fit the job description. FAIL!
but i wouldn't expect my wife to be a house wife either.
When do I start?
Bake a cake.
but i'd be shit at it, i'm far too lazy and untidy for my own good, let alone anyone else's
I'd love it. I love cooking when I have the time to do it, I like pottering around and cleaning and ironing and descaling the kettle, I like kids, I love watching Loose Women.
Like when the hypothetical children were too young to be at school. But I'd get so bored and frustrated if I did it for my entire life
but I would demand child naming rights.
i'd probably do something dangerous with the wiring int he house or something.
would have to be something special.
time with my kids though, I'm confident I'd be very very happy, plus i'd raise them in my own image. Spurs fans, cricket enthusiasts, pop affecionados. I could teach them that Baked Beans are made from something repelant to negate the need for them ever to enter my house and to be pathalogically argumentative with vegetarians.
heh. yes, the friend i was chatting to who was the inspiration for this thread intends to marry a lawyer and raise olympic winning snowboarding lawyer children.
i'd not want them to be lawyers. I;d want them to aspire to a creative career, shun the academic subjects they are good at and aimless persue non descript creative based once, to have contempt for lawyers, accoutnants and office types, and then wind up bitter, directionless and broken by their mid twenties. At which point will move to Denmark and build a house.
I'm half of it already actually...