A US dad of one has written a beautiful post paying tribute to the sacrifices his wife makes for staying at home to take care of their son.
Steven Nelms goes out to work while Glorianna looks after their son, Ezra at their home in Texas.
In a post published on We Are Glory, Steven also calculated how much she technically deserved to be paid. And the figure might surprise you.
“My wife stays home and takes care of our son every single day. She changes his diapers, feeds him, plays with him, puts him down for his nap, and comforts him when he’s upset. And that’s just the bare minimum. A child can typically get that attention at a day-care. But on top of that, he is her only focus…”
“Obviously, this is part of being a parent. You take care of your child and you raise your child. But let’s face it. In our day and age… there is a company ready and willing to do just about anything. So while, yes, my wife is my son’s mother and it is a natural result of being a parent to love and care for your own child, there is also a very quantifiable dollar amount that can be attributed to the services rendered.
“I am in no way trying to simplify, objectify, or devalue the priceless love of a mother for her child. But let’s be real. Pay day feels good for a reason. Because you’re seeing your hard work appreciated in a tangible way that lets you “treat yo self”. And this is exactly why I can’t afford my wife being a Stay-At-Home Mom.”
He calculated that with cleaning, cooking and accounting expenses his wife should theoretically be paid around $73,960 which is around €63,000 or £55,250.
Keep in mind that it doesn't include holidays or sick days or her skills a nurse, a driver, a Lego engineer, a teacher or monster chaser.
Dare we say, it feels like he kinda short-changed her!
What do you think? Can you put a price on this kind of care?
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