In ‘stereotypicalland’ Mum spends more time at home looking after babies and kids. Mum is organised, efficient – and sometimes a little bit crazy – keeping the household rolling. She will also have her way of doing things, and will often expect Dad to do things the same way.
But alas - dads are wired differently. Their brains just don’t operate in the same way (– as ‘normal’ mum ones do!).
I was given some good advice as a new mum. It was to expect that Dad wouldn’t parent in the same way that I would.
And that is OK.
In fact, it is wonderful.
This wise person strongly suggested I resist the urge to tell ‘Dad’ how to do it ‘properly’. This will be hard, she said. But you need to hold your tongue. Zip it.
And it was hard.