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Who’s Better At Taking Care Of The Kids? Mom or Dad?

Posted Apr 17 2009 11:15pm

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I came across this video over at Momversations and I wanted to share it with my readers. It got me thinking about the differences between moms and dads and we take care of the kid(s) so, I ask my dad readers this:

Does your wife get stressed out when you watch the kids?


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I never thought of my wife stressing out while I watch the kids - I hope she doesn’t! I hope she doesn’t feel like she needs to use a nanny cam on me but I can see where some moms might feel like dads don’t step up to the plate and take care of the kids in the way that they want them too.

Dads Do Things Differently :

In defense of some the dads out there (I know some of them are worthless) and like I’ve mentioned before, we (dads) just do things differently and I think that’s important to children when they are growing up. Keeping the kids safe is of utmost priority but if we don’t do something exactly like mom - it’s okay and it’s good for the kids.

Now, in Daphne’s case (of Coolmom.com ), who wants her daughter at home by 1:00 pm so she can take a nap, I think it’s important to respect that schedule so her day isn’t totally ruined (especially if dad has to leave and go to work). Nap time around our house has almost turned into a sacred event and days when the girlies nap, everything seems so much better around the house.

It’s All About Balance :

My wife and I keep a balanced mixed of play time and scheduling. Some days I’m stricter about keeping things on time and other days I enjoy playing on the floor and staying up a little later than normal. My wife is the same way.

Kids need a schedule in order to feel secure but they also don’t live in jail where it’s light’s out at 9:00 pm sharp. It’s okay to have a little leeway when it comes to nap and bath time - that’s just how life works. Again, dads should respect the all important schedule especially if it makes for a happy mom when she gets home.

What do you think?

Leave me a comment below and let me know what you think. Are you a mom? Does leaving your kids with your husband stress you out? Dads - how does your wife feel when she leaves the kids with you? I’d love to hear from you.

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