I was recently accused of being stereotypical. I accept that “insult.”
In our house, Daddy does certain jobs, and Mommy does certain jobs. Daddy defends the home, protects us, guides us, earns the paycheck to support us. Mommy does the majority of the cooking, cleans the house, and teaches the kids. We do the jobs we are best designed for. I would never survive in an outside job, and Daddy couldn’t teach his way out of a paper bag. We’re okay with that. We do the jobs we are best at. It just so happens that we are doing the jobs we were created to do.
Without apology, I will proclaim that Mommy is better at giving out hugs, cookies, and understanding words. Daddy is better at throwing hay, dealing with colleagues, and chopping firewood.
I don’t want to live in a home where Mommy and Daddy are so afraid of being stereotypical that they end up confused and poorly suited to the jobs they end up with, seemingly by the luck of the draw. Yes, I know of homes where whoever has a bigger income brings home the money, and the leftover parent gets the kids.
In our home, we are right where we need and want to be. I can’t think of a greater joy that teaching my children, braiding their hair, fixing a meal they all like, and kissing their booboos. If that is stereotypical, then make me the poster child!
She who rocks the cradle rules the world!