Letting Daddy be a Daddy

Be good at being YOU!

The title above is something that a friend said to me last week.  We were at a mother’s group (MOPS International) and I was talking about all of the chores that I can get done with children around and how my darling husband seems unable to multitask to accomplish the magnitude of daily chores that “must” be done.  Her response shut me up fast, ya’ll.  She said “You are good at being a mommy.  Don’t expect a daddy to be good at being a mommy.  Let Daddy be a daddy”.

I have been not been able to get this out of my head.  How many times have I placed unreal expectations upon my husband, only to be annoyed when he does not meet them?  My husband is amazing, and I love him, so why am I not trying to highlight his strengths in allowing him to parent HIS way?

Parenting is a partnership.  We are two halves of a whole, so we are designed to function differently.  I’m not saying that a woman’s place is in the kitchen, but men do not always share that nurturing heart.   My husband is the most fun person that I know.  I don’t want to smother that, I want to encourage it!

So, moving forward, I plan to allow Daddy to be daddy.  I think my boys, as well as their Daddy, will flourish and I can’t wait to experience the result!

On a side note… I am thankful to have friends who will share their minds and steer me in the right direction when I am off-kilter.  If you don’t have some friends who are like-minded and in a similar situation to yours in life, find some!  Sometimes, having a friend to talk things out with makes all the difference!  Comment if you have a friend who has helped you!

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