Do you and your spouse parent the same? My guess is you don't, but if you do - yay you! Really.
This is how it goes in my house. I say time for bed. Dad says let's finish Beavis & Butthead. I say 1 cookie is enough. Dad says it's a party - have all you want. I say what do you think about letting the kids play in the freeway while we go to Target? Dad says something sensible like let's hire a babysitter. It's exhausting.
I hear told time and again how I'm the disciplinarian and he's the softy. Those 3 girls have him wrapped around their fingers! Boy, she runs a tight ship!
Nothing like being pigeonholed. Like I want to crack the whip?! Well maybe a little. But I would really enjoy it if I had a partner to crack that whip with. We could stand side by side dressed in leather like superheros cracking our whips while our kids follow our every order including making us perfect mixed drinks like a Mai Thai or Gin & Tonic.
Hmmmm...that little scene doesn't quite sound like I thought it would. Well, maybe we are supposed to have these distinctly different roles. Maybe as frustrating and hair pulling of an experience this team effort can be, we are supposed to sort of balance each other out. Sort of like yin and yang with a whip and a remote?
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