Like everyone, I need a break from my job. I love my kids and I love staying home with them, but I need a break. So, on weekends, I'm off duty. This was not something I demanded or even asked for, this is all Husband knowing how important it is for me to recharge. On the weekends, he is happily on kid duty. He truly loves being with them, even when Monster is acting like a Monster and Sunshine isn't so sunny. What do I do? What needs to be done. This weekend, I shopped, did laundry, wrapped presents, started packing up things to be shipped, made crafts with Monster (see even though I'm "off duty" I don't ignore my kids), baked cookies, decorated cookies with Monster, enjoyed coffee at Barnes and Noble alone, and the 100 other things I can't think of, PLUS time to relax. Now, if I didn't have Husband there to be taking over, I would never have finished the shopping, gotten the gifts wrapped, gotten the laundry folded (it would have gotten washed, just not folded or put away), or time to relax.
Because I'm so fortunate, I really just don't understand people who are married to men who don't want to take responsibility for their kids. How difficult is it to "babysit" your own kids for 3 hours while your wife gets all the Christmas shopping done? And why should it be babysitting? Dads are supposed to be more than just sperm donors. Anyone can father a child, but to actively be involved is what being a PARENT is about. I don't understand why some women let their husbands shirk responsibility. However, I don't get it because I wouldn't tolerate a man who would do that. I'd last about 5 seconds in a relationship where I did all the work before his butt got kicked to the curb.
So, thank you, Husband for being awesome. For not only being my husband, but for being my partner in life and being a great Daddy.