Anything you can do, I can do better.....
I can do anything better than you!
Anyone heard this song? Remember it? It's often associated with boys and girls. And how girls can do the same thing a boy can do and often times better.
But in this sense....it's in regards to the hubs.
This man can do it all....and often times does!
There has been talk about more and more stay at home dads. Mommy goes to work and dad stays home. And it works! Now I am a working mom, and the hubs works as well. My oldest goes to preschool and my youngest stays with Grandma until he is old enough to go to preschool as well. But often times I do have to work a weekend....and it is then that Dad becomes the "stay at home dad" so to speak.
Now the talk is that dads who take a role such as this in their children's lives tend to have a closer bond with their children. I whole heartedly agree with this, I think the boys have a fab bond with the hubs because of the additional time they get to spend with him. Often times I will take one boy with me to the store....the other stays with the hubs and bonds. And we switch off who goes and who stays! If you aren't spending time with your children how do you expect to have a bond with them at all?
They also say that when the child is hurt or upset or inconsolable, it's dad that they run to and it's Mom who is jealous! I disagree! The hubs takes an active role in watching, bathing, story reading, consoling, babysitting, wrestling, cooking dinner....you name it, he does it! But I don't see that the boys run to him more often than mommy. It's usually when mommy is angry with Thomas that he wants daddy. But I think even if the hubs was home with them all day long, I think they still know who Mommy is.
Trust me on this....I dreaded going back to work and turning over the care of my child to someone else....OMG what if he forgets me? Not. gonna. happen. Ladies! Even if that person is Dad! I let go of all that mommy guilt about having to work a LONG time ago.
And I applaud all the dads who are choosing to stay at home with their children...be it Daddy day care, or Mr. Mom or The Modern Man as one dad called it on the Today's show...And even those dads who do it part time like The hubs....there are people out there who appreciate you. And often times, on the play ground, it's being found less and less that you are the divorcee spending guilt time with your child and more time being that you are the stay at home dad!
I know, I couldn't have picked a more controversial topic from the Today's show...but this is MY OPINION! Figures I do something so controversial for my 500th post....yep you read that right....this is my 500th post...JEEZE that is a lot! Welp...here's to another 500 more! =)
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