Why do we automatically assume that if a wife is not with a child then they are with a babysitter or another female family member? There are millions of husbands who are more than capable and are actively engaged in the lives of their children.
I read the following post and agreed with everything the blogger said.
I love that the blogger states that in her marriage she and her husband are equal and they balance each other. When one is absent or busy the other picks up the slack. This is exactly how my husband and I are. I work full time, have 3 classes 3 days a week, and we have a special needs child to care for. He works full time and in my absence cares for our child. It’s a balancing act for the both of us. Caring for our daughter is something that he should do not something I allow him to do. I often have to tell people when they ask me where our daughter is or who is watching our daughter “she’s with her dad”.
I have confidence in my husband and his abilities. If I doubted his ability to care for our child then I don’t think he would be someone that I’ve spent the last 13 years of my life with. I think society empowers mothers, but handicaps fathers because we exposed to many of them being absent or nonexistent in the lives of their children. Mothers are expected to take care of their children, we praise fathers when they do. No matter if the mother is a stay at home mom or someone who works outside the home, child care should be equal among a husband and wife. Sharing family responsibilities equally can help reduce the burnout that many parents experience.