I have just put my 3 kids (5,3, and 11 months) to bed. After they settle in, I will finish picking up my house, get cleaned up, and wait for my husband to get home from work. He started his bus route at 6 this morning, then went directly to supervise in school suspension at the high school. While he was there he worked on his Sunday morning sermon for his job at the local church. After school was over, he drove the bus again, rushed back to his car and drove to his job as a waiter. He will get home tonight around 1am. In case you lost count, my husband worked FOUR jobs today!
Meanwhile, I walked my son to and from school, talked to him about how his day was, cleaned house, played with my daughters, had a movie night, and did some snuggling. I know there are people out there who would tell me I am awful to make my husband do all of that work while I "sit around and do nothing", but I wouldn't have it any other way. And more importantly, HE wouldn't have it any other way. I married a man who understands the value of having Mom home with his kids and he is willing to do whatever it takes to make sure that happens.
I am often told by other moms they just can't afford to stay home with their kids, but I simply point at my MAN and remind them that if they make it a priority, they can make it happen.
We don't drive fancy cars or have the nicest clothes. My kids don't have the newest and best toys. But they have something much more important. They have a mommy who is at home with them to love them every day and a dad who gives them an amazing example of what a real man looks like.
Thank you for encouraging men to be men and to take care of their families.