World Citizen Wednesdays #19: You Know Dad’s Been Watching the Kids When…
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This week we pay tribute to our partners and all of the fun ways they love our kids. Dads are just as diverse as Moms in how they care for little ones, as you can see below.
Many thanks to Stephanie of InCultureParent for this week’s photo!
You know Dad’s been watching the kids when…
Suja of Blog Me Mom: 1. they have cereal for dinner ( mom does it occasionally too) 2. They are super happy ( really my kids act up and throw tantrums ONLY when I’m around!)
Jennifer of The Good Long Road: A diaper change is way overdue! Oh – and they have been playing video games. I do not even know how to set up their video game play for them!
Skyla of At Home with Momma Skyla: They’re all still awake when you get home at 10pm.
Annabelle of the piri-piri lexicon: The TV is on…
Ute of expatsincebirth: The kids are happy and the house is a mess.
Annika of Be Bilingual: I must admit…they’ve had a lot better dinner than if mom had been cooking ( among other things, this is what I really love about having a French husband). On the other hand, homework’s probably not done.
Sandy of Sandy Gram: You get home and they ask you what you are going to cook because they are hungry!
Varya of Little Artists: I find myself alone in a supermarket or at home.
Jody of Mud Hut Mama: They arrive home with tales of riding quad bikes through the bush and trying to pronounce the name of a new tree they’ve learned.
Giselle of Kid Yoga Stories: There’s talk of bikes and kites … and you’ve only been at home running around washing, organizing, cleaning and prepping lunch!
Aisha of Hartlyn Kids: Once I went to the Portland Book Fair to promote our children’s books and my daughter’s hair was an utter WRECK when I got home. It even prompted a friend of mine to get a shirt for my daughter that says “Daddy Did My Hair” with a crazy hair picture.
Carrie of Crafty Moms Share: My daughter is over at his mother’s house. He doesn’t watch her for an entire day alone.
Stephanie of InCultureParent: I had the same experience. I went away for a weekend and he had taken the kids to brunch at a friend’s. When I next saw them, they had told me they were all laughing about what a miserable time I would have with her hair when I came home. She had a huge bird’s nest in her hair- I thought I would have to cut it all out.
Frances of Discovering the World Through My Son’s Eyes: …when he’s not actually watching our son, but his parents are!
Meera of A children’s literature blog: The kitchen is a mess – ambitious baking project underway and the pantry is out!:)
Melissa of Where going havo?: I come home and find them all dressed in matching sports jerseys and the older child (the one that can talk) is singing BOOMER SOONER at the top of her lungs.
Kristen of Toddling in the Fast Lane: He reports on all the scrapes and bruises he’s found, asks about her bathroom habits and informs me she said something scared her. (He is way overprotective)
Becky of Kid World Citizen: 2 words:)- clothes and hair:).
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Sad there are not a lot of positive “you know your dad’s been watching the kids when…” moments. As I read the list I found it funny that my wife is guilty of doing some of these things. Kids up too late, hair a mess, and pop corn for dinner. Ha ha ha dad’s a poor parent… Baa.
Great point! We had a discussion about this, as it is a prevalent stereotype. I was glad that there were several entries talking about Dad as a good cook, someone who has fun adventures with the kids, etc. Thanks for your comment!
I thought mine was pretty positive (wearing matching shirts and singing). My husband is a great cook and completely capable of brushing hair and putting together a matching outfit. The only stereotype that applies in our house is that he enjoys sports more than I do 🙂
Melissa, it is the same way at my house! My husband is actually a much better cook than I am and very careful about taking care of the kids. But he is stereotypical in his love of sports and technology 🙂
My husband is guilty of one of them. The diaper being left on too long. One time, I think it was left on for like 6 hours. Poor little guy – his diaper was so fat, it was pathetic.