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- June 4, 2003 at 10:38 am #249503
At first, my husband seemed almost resentful that he had to work and I got to
stay at home. He figured since he “worked 10 hours today”, he could have every
light in the house on if he wanted to. It took time for him to come around and
realize I was doing the best for our girls and he now helps out in saving
money, however he thinks I am obsessed with keeping the lights off or the water
When he helps out with dishes, he runs the hot water full blast
constantly until he is thru, my punishment for not getting to the dishes fast
enough! : ) What if you tried one month to do the electricity his way, then
the next month your way and compare the usage? If the difference is that much,
maybe he will see the light (no pun intended ; ) ) or if the difference is not
as much as you would have thought, he can have his lights on.
It is so hard to
stay at home if you do not have your husbands support. Hopefully, thru
communication, he will come to understand and appreciate your commitment to
your family. There are several sites that compare the cost of staying at home
working and after considering taxes, child care, transportation, lunches
out, missed work for dr. appointments, clothing expense, etc, it is cheaper for
many moms to stay at home. Hope this helps!
Sent: Wednesday, June 04, 2003 8:16 AM
Subject: Budget101.com : Are you supported?
I have just started in this group recently. My husband would “prefer” i was
working but he knows it’s not happening until our 3 year old is in school. I am
doing a few side things so please don’t send emails letting me know what I could
do on the side for money.
Anyway he wants a king’s life not grasping the
concept that we are on a peasant’s budget. An example is: I shut off the
lights I’m not using and he tells me he needs to see his dinner and turns a
total of 4 different lights. I realize this doesn’t whole heartedly have much
to do with this group and budgeting but even if I got personal replies I would
He says he doesn’t see how much money we can actually be saving
shutting the lights off for 20 minutes. I was just wondering how many other
people are in the same boat? He appreciates the food budgeting but doesn’t
“get” the total picture.
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