Hmmmm...now that's a TEN FOOT question, indeed!
Now, I don't smoke but I couldn't resist putting that cute little sign here to make my point. If my hubby EVER stayed home while I became the breadwinner, that would certainly drive me to smoke! My next little sign is the 'no-no' sign because IMHO, my straight up response to a question like that would be a great big NO_NO!!!
NO MAN should sit on his duff and allow his wife to become the sole breadwinner of the family. Maybe I'm calling on my traditional and spiritual beliefs here, but IMHO, the man is to be the breadwinner of the family. If the woman decides to earn a living and have a career, that should NOT excuse the man from performing ALL breadwinner responsibilities. There's NO NEED for a woman to EVER step into the shoes of a man when she's got one around to wear those shoes quite well for the entire family.
When I worked, I was forced to be the sole breadwinner - by divorce. Now, if I choose to work, it will be because I want to. If I am forced to work to support myself AND a man, the man can hit the road - IMHO - because I can do bad all by myself.
I expect a man to always be a man in my presence and in our marriage, and I have NO desire to EVER switch roles with a man in our marriage. If he 'aint' workin', he aint sleepin' under my roof! I could preach on about this after many moons of being married - not once but twice - but I'll spare the young hearts here of the drama.
Why should you wear yourself out at 27 to let a 45 year old stay home and rake in the benefits of your hard earned labor? If his body aint broke, it ought to be workin', workin', workin'!!! :stone