Well ladies, turnabout is fair play.
Fellow Babbler Selena Burgess laid out 10 things she wished the stereotypical Dad knew how to do,
In my house I may not know how to turn on the dishwasher or laundry machine, but my wife doesn’t know what a good price is for tomatoes or how to program the DVR.
We all play different roles in the family, and the ideal is that, in the end, we all work together as a team.
I know how to wash dishes, and fold laundry. I lived on my own for 15 years before I met my wife. I just know my role in this household and that’s NOT to mess with the things my wife is particular about. So I have no idea how to turn on the dishwasher or laundry machine. Sometimes it’s best to just ‘stay out of the way.’ Capiche?
Regardless, as a rebuttal to this “funny if it was the 1950s“ list, I turned to the fraternity of involved fathers and asked to lightly slap back with some tips for Moms and reminders of the weight Dads carry around the house.
The ridiculousness of the above list, and the one Selena presented should really not serve to create deeper divides in the Battle of the Sexes, but rather show us how far we’ve come. They simply underline that when we work together as a team, the entire family wins.