I need to get something off my chest: It would be nice to live in a world where men took care of their children and it wasn’t considered exceptional.
I get it. Our society is still finding its way into gender equality. We are still fighting for equal rights for women. Traditionally, men were the breadwinners and women the caretakers. So this is a "new" thing for some of us, but as a society, we should be farther along than we are.
During prime working hours, my husband and I split the parenting duties as if we’re on our own. On the weekdays, it’s one parent on six.
I take the morning shift: cooking breakfast, fixing lunches, making sure kids brush their teeth and dress in appropriate clothing and get their shoes, walking them all to school, walking the three who aren’t in school back home, keeping twins out of mud and toilets, entertaining the baby, reading them stories, putting them all down for naps.