Woman reaches breaking point over husband’s household request: ‘You don’t need another child to take care of’

A woman is arguing with her husband over who should have packed his bags. 

She asked Reddit’s “Am I the A******? (AITA)” forum to weigh in. Her husband expects her to do all of the household chores. He expected her to pack his bags when he was to attend a wedding she wasn’t going to. When she refused, he threw a fit. 

“My husband works full-time while I’m a stay-at-home mom with three kids,” she wrote. “He splits child care 40/60 but lets me handle 100/100 of household chores, from cleaning, cooking, vacuuming to shopping and whatnot, saying it’s my duty in replacement of work hours.

“We were OK with these arrangements, but days ago, his mom invited him to his sister’s wedding. She didn’t invite me because the wedding is allegedly ‘child-free,’ but I guessed it was because of a fight we had four months ago over what school my eldest should attend.”

The issue arose when her husband expected her to pack his things for him. 

“The night before his flight, he asked that I put his things together and tossed me a list of what he needed,” she explained. “I gave it back and said I won’t do it. He was puzzled, asking why. I told him I was tired and went upstairs to sleep in the bedroom. Moments later, he barged in, calling me petty for basically refusing to help him pack just because I wasn’t going to. He said, ‘Your problem is with my mom, not me.’ I [asked] him why [I] should prepare his bags.

“He said [it’s] because he’s busy and because I always do it. I said yes, but why should I do it this time. He said, because of four letters, ‘SAHM,’ and it’s essentially part of my household chores. I told him off, said I won’t do it, end of story, and went back to sleep. He threw a three-minute fit, then walked out, then came back and turned the light on at 3 a.m. to pack, preventing me from sleeping. I told him this was pathetic, and he said he’s no match to how petty I am and ignored when I told him to turn the lights off repeatedly.”

Redditors felt the wife was in the right on this one. 

“Send him back to his mommy. You don’t need another child to take care of,” a user said

“Your husband’s been treating you like crap for a long time,” another said

“At least with a divorce, you can go back to raising just three kids instead of four,” a person wrote

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