I know all families are different but in our family I’m very much the nurturer and do most of the child care and domestic duties, and my husband works Monday-Friday and does most of the home maintenance and renovations (though he does like to cook and he feeds us very well, which I love!) and where as this set up might not work for everyone it seems to work for us. I’m the caring, warm-hearted, forward planning Mummy, but then also the worrier, over-thinker and sometimes emotionally irrational one. Hubby is the practical, dependable, Mr fix-it, but then also the stubborn, forgetful, last minute, sometimes emotionally unavailable one. When we work as a team, I think we compliment each others strengths and weaknesses.
Maddison’s Daddy is very much a ‘man’ in all sense of the word. However he still makes time to get on the floor to play with her, cook her dinner or take her on a trip to Bunnings with him. And she adores him!! I think that the bond that she has with her Dad is so important and I do think there are things that she can learn from him and characteristics that she will develop from him that I can’t necessarily provide her with. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying that children from other family dynamics are less well off, just that the balance in our family is such that the relationship she is developing with both her Mummy and her Daddy is unique and special in it’s own way.
I hope that she always has and cherishes her Daddy-daughter time x