When I was at home with my newborn and my husband was working, I did the night feedings, cleaned the house and did all the baby "work." Now that I'm back at the office, I'm pulling double duty. Why should I?
Notes from A New Mom: It's every working mom's dilemma: Balancing work life with home life, and now that I have gone back to my full-time job and am gone from my baby 11 hours each day, I wonder if my husband shouldn't be pulling a little more of the weight at home.
Don't get me wrong, he is a fantastic father but most of the baby responsibilities fall on me, even now. Maybe he's just used to me doing everything, and coming home and cracking open a beer has become routine for him, but now that I'm working (umm, even longer hours than he is) I need a chance to regroup too!
When getting home from my "day job", I put my baby in a bath, feed her, change her into her pjs, read to her and put her to sleep. By the time 8 PM comes around and my husband says "Babe, what's for dinner?" I've had it. At that point, he's already had a beer while watching reruns of "The Office." Umm ... hello? I am exhausted and I am torn because I want to spend every moment with my 5-month old baby but why should it be assumed I'm still responsible for everything now that I'm working too!? Basically, I'm now working a 24-hour shift, first at the office then at home and I know I'm not the only mom out there feeling this way.
Anyone feel the same way?