In a meeting the other day, as we were getting to know one another and discussing our home lives – a few of which contain tiny human babies – the leader of our discussion said the following…
My friend announced he was going to have a baby and I gave him two pieces of advice… 1. Never get up in the middle of the night and 2. Never change a diaper.
After listening to my team members gasp then turn to look at me wide-eyed and open-mouthed waiting for my response, the first thought that popped into my mind (and consequently out of my mouth) was “Oh… we’re so not going to be friends.” This comment then prompted further explanation on his part, the gist of which was himself digging a hole.
Personally, I cannot think of a more ludicrous statement to make to a working mom. It’s 2014! That old school thought process is just not going to fly.
Luckily, I have the pleasure of being married to a truly ridiculous human man. For all of the things that drive me insane about him I can emphatically say that I’m thankful we are in this life together 100%. We created Baby V together, he and the responsibilities that come with him are no more my husband’s than they are mine. Whether getting up in the middle of the night or changing diapers, making the family dinner, taking V to daycare or tucking him in at night – we’re in it to win it together.
I’m thankful that my husband sees us as equals and wants to participate fully in all aspects of our lives together (with the exception of cleaning our bathrooms). I’m thankful that he is more excited for and proud of my career achievements than I am. I’m thankful that his love for our family is truly unconditional.
He does so much for us. I’m very lucky to have him as my true partner.