Moms and dads are so different when it comes to their parenting styles. It makes me laugh when I compare the two styles side by side. Both parents make a wonderful team when you add them together, but I couldn’t help but laugh a bit at the hilarious truths of Moms vs. Dads parenting style.
Mom – Plays pretend superheroes, chases kids wearing a cape, and then asks if the children would like a snack.
Dad – Throws children in the air while they laugh uncontrollably pretending they are flying in a rocket ship. Mom worries while the kids beg for more.
Mom – Rushes to the injured child, rocks them and comforts them until they’re calm. Proceeds to the freezer for an ice pack, then it’s cartoons and cuddles for the next hour.
Dad – “Just put some dirt on it, you’re fine.”
Mom – “Who wants to play a car game?”
Dad – Rolls down windows, blasts rock and roll while children dance like maniacs.
Feeding The Kids
Mom – Arranges a plate in the shape of a happy face complete with chicken, potatoes, corn, and multivitamins.
Dad – “Mom’s out…who wants pizza?”
Dressing The Children
Mom – Picks out coordinated outfit and lays it out neatly the night before.
Dad – Lets kids pick their own clothes, but can’t find a belt so he uses a shoelace to hold up the child’s pants. (True story)
Alone With The Kids
Mom – Cleans the house, starts laundry, bakes cookies, and plays cards with the children.
Dad – Has an Avenger marathon with the kids, complete with popcorn and candy for lunch.
Mom – Runs around to fetch water cups and favorite stuffed animals. Time to brush teeth, say prayers, read stories, and cuddle. Gets up to leave, but the child has an itch on his left foot, so she stays for more cuddles and random requests. Once the kids are asleep she cleans the kitchen. Then she lays down to overthink and worry for the next two hours. When she finally falls asleep, she is immediately awoken by a child calling out for, “Mom!”
Dad – Hugs, tickles, and kisses kids. “Goodnight, love you!” He falls asleep as soon as his head hits the pillow, most likely before the children. Sleeps until morning, then shouts, “Boy, the kids slept great!”
As funny as these truths are, I’m so grateful to have a husband who balances my need to obsessively nurture with his ability to lighten the mood with his fun loving spirit. Thank God he made moms and dads to balance each other. Happy parenting!
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