BW (me) & FWH both over half a century; married several decades; children
Please take some of the money you save on childcare and use it to get a sitter on the weekend your fWH is home/off for you to spend some quality, kids free time together. That would be an investment with a good payoff!
Kids are not "babysat" by their parents...it's very simply called BEING A PARENT..
Arrrggghhh! The attitude of your BIL is a pet peeve of mine and I totally agree with ladycody. Why is the mother always the default parent? Fathers should have exactly the same position as a mother... a parent. Fathers should also be accorded the same position in courts because I feel it is still biased against the fathers.
eta: Oh, I forgot to answer your topic question. Of course it is reasonable. It is common sense. It will be good for your children and good for your fWH.
[This message edited by SisterMilkshake at 5:57 PM, April 22nd (Tuesday)]
d-day 3/10; LTA
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