momlogic's Julie: Marie Claire and "Today" report that having a househusband may be "the ultimate status symbol for the successful professional woman." Are you buying it?
My husband is a stay-at-home dad, and I feel incredibly lucky that he is able to be there for our children. Like the doctor in the "Today" show segment said, I don't have to worry about daycare or minimum days or anything else that most working parents have to deal with. But I don't think I have ever seen my husband as a "status symbol." I am blessed that he is there for me and my kids -- he cooks all the meals, packs my lunch and takes care of every last detail. I am spoiled, without a doubt. But do I flaunt him like a "trophy wife"? Of course not! That is incredibly insulting and demeans what he does day in and day out. He is more than eye candy -- he is my life partner. I couldn't be more proud of him, but I certainly don't objectify him or flaunt him to make myself feel better!
What do you think of this theory? Do you think stay-at-home dads are the new "trophy wives"?
See the Today Show video here.