In families where there is one breadwinner and one homemaker, it’s important for both people in the relationship to acknowledge and respect one another for the hard work they do.
This is certainly the case for a Dad on Facebook, who goes by the name DadMum, and has over 200,000 followers.
Recently, he shared a post in which he emphasized exactly how much his wife does in an average day. He framed it in a way that also emphasized what he does, and how important he is in his job, and posted it with a selfie, but let’s put a pin in that for now.
Massive day at work today. We have our monthly senior leadership meeting. I have to travel for a 5 hour round journey…
Just in case the picture above doesn’t work for you, the message on the Facebook post reads as follows:
“Massive day at work today. We have our monthly senior leadership meeting. I have to travel for a 5 hour round journey split by car and train.
Then when I rock up I have to sit there all day and do important workie stuff and have big work conversations. It’s exhausting.
“And what’s my wife doing? Not much really.
All she has to do is get two boys up, dressed and fed whilst breastfeeding the third.
Then no doubt they’ll need to be taken outside or to a park to get all that energy out. How easy is that? All she has to do is sort their bags out, find the hats, pack some snacks and a spare change of clothes and buckle them into the car.”
“Then while they’re there she’ll have to feed the baby again coz that’s what he does. Without letting go of him she’ll have to interact with and help the others on and off swings and stimulate them enough to not get bored. It’s easy really.
They’ll come home where she’ll sort their lunch out. They probably won’t eat it. Then whilst trying to get them to rest she’ll jump online and do some online shopping. Groceries… what a life. Pffft…. as if you wouldn’t just go to Woolies with three kids on your own.”
“No doubt in the afternoon they’ll be demanding to ride their bikes, scooters, go-karts and run around out the back. She’ll probably just sit around and feed Teddy again. At 4 pm they’ll start getting tired again and get grumpy. She’ll fight with them about stupid little things like “don’t hit your brother”. I know right…”
“Well at 5 she’ll want to know where I’m at and how I’m tracking. Groceries are about to be delivered and the boys are going crazy. Teddy needs to be held and she has to feed them and begin night routine. I’ll probably reply with a “call you back” message coz I’m busy as f**k.”
“She’ll prepare their dinner, watch them eat, run their bath and dress them for bed all in an hour with one hand coz she still holding Teddy. Exhausted from non-stop torment and not a second to herself all day she’ll call me again to see where I’m at. She’ll be tired, smelly frustrated and sick of being touched. She’ll be irritable, yucky and want nothing more than a shower, a shampoo and a hot cup of tea.”
“I’ll strut my sh*t into the house at 7:30 after my massive day. She’ll be just chilling on her phone near a toddler or babies cot because they struggling to go to sleep and I bet the groceries are still out because she managed to just get the fridge stuff packed away.
I’ll probably have to even prepare our dinner.
On the weekend she’ll tell Knox he has a motorbike because “daddy works very hard for our family”
Like I said; today’s a massive day for me”.
He signs off with “Thank you Mrs. DaDMuM for everything you do for us. You’re the glue”
Wow. It’s certainly clear that this Dad is in awe of his wife, and everything she does for their family. While he’ out earning money, ‘Mrs DadMum’ is working her butt off at home, too. While their jobs may be very different, they’re both equally as important to the family. It’s so nice to hear a man express that.
His love for his wife is obvious from his other posts too, such as this one:
We’ve been together almost 10 years now. Yesterday I got a message asking if I felt unhappy with the monotony of…
With the affection he shows for his wife and kids, it’s not hard to see why this guy has so many followers.