Sunday, October 08, 2006

Mr. Mom

I have heard multiple men in the last couple of weeks grumble about how they are "Mr. Mom" while their wives are away on business or family emergencies.

To this I say boo f**king hoo.

"My wife is out of town this week and I have to get the kids up and to school/daycare!"

"My wife is out of town this week and daycare called and said I had to pick up Tommy because he is sick!"

"My wife is out of town this week and I have to pick up Susie from soccar practice and make sure she does her homework!"

and my favorites:

"My wife is out of town this week and I had to make breakfast!"
"My wife is out of town this week and I had to pack the kids lunch!"
"My wife is out of town this week and I have to cook dinner!"

While to me it is obvious that these men are truely seeing how much work their wives do regarding the home and children, and still have good jobs if they are out on business trips, it doesn't seem to me that these men are getting it.

(Nevermind how the term Mr. Mom genders domestic labor as Mom's work.)

Instead of grumbling about having to take care of the kids for a week, why don't you realize that these are things that your wife does everyday and appreciate it instead of complaining about how you have to do it?

Somehow I doubt I'll ever hear any of them say, "My wife is out of town this week and I never realized how much she does for our family until now. Maybe I should help her out a little more often and split some of the parenting responsibilities."

Maybe I should put "men" in quotes.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Your last two posts have had to do with babies and parenting...are you hinting towards something????

Is there a hidden message there somewhere?

Sarah said...

Hmmm, good observation... must be a subconscience thing.

I don't want to be a parent for many reasons, most are selfish. If I found myself a parent I would welcome the blessing, but not something I want to go for. I would be an awesome parent, but I just don't wanna. And I don't know how fair it would be to the rest of the world to bring the spawn of Super Rookie into it!

There's just so much crapy parenting out there that it really upsets me. If you ride public transportation, you know what I mean. It's one thing that upsets me to no end.

I just want the people close to me to have kids so I can be the best auntie ever!

Super Rookie said...

hey hunny can you make me an omelete?

Anonymous said...

perhaps they were making polite conversation?

boo f'ing hoo.