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Daddy Takes the Day

Did You Trade Places For a Day?

Most new moms are physically and mentally exhausted from the life that has become their own.

The newborn screams for milk in the middle of the night and the dirty diapers never cease. And while it's worth every minute of it, sometimes dads miss out on the "fun."

For moms that take on the brunt of raising baby, there are moments when the job doesn't get its proper recognition. Many a husband has alluded to the, "I wish I were lucky enough to stay home with junior all day," sentiment.

In an effort to show their partners just how hard the day–to–day task of parenting is, some mamas leave their spouse and babe alone for a day to fend for themselves. Often upon their return, the father offers a sigh of relief and some compliments.

Moms Moms 9 years
My husband and I both work full time and juggle our kids without childcare so we have experienced both sides of the situation since we became parents.
luckyme luckyme 9 years
I'm sorry, the first thing I thought of was, don't you know that you're not supposed to put the Bumbo on top of a raised surface?!?!? :D And no, I never felt the need to do this with my husband. He has never made any snide remarks...I'm pretty sure he knows he would be at his wits end after about 6 hours.
lickety-split lickety-split 9 years
no way, lol. i stay at home with the kids for a reason :) i love being with them. by the time i was ready for a break we had 3 and our oldest had autism, and well that sort of rules the day. she wasn't having any part of anyone but mom doing the mom stuff, so that was out. i really enjoyed the night time feedings, it was so peaceful and that was just "our time" with each baby. even my 3rd that had colic was happy and peaceful for her 3:00 a.m. feedings.
anniekim anniekim 9 years
I work 2 nights a wekk, so he gets his turn at solo parenting. He does whine about it sometimes.
kikidawn kikidawn 9 years
(where we both take part equally)
kikidawn kikidawn 9 years
When we have kids I hope to have a set up very similar to Greggie's :)
Greggie Greggie 9 years
I'm not "in charge" to begin with so there was no need to change places. Other than the first few months when they're attached to me 24 hours a day for breastfeeding, he completely shares the parental responsibilities. Actually, in the long run he ends up with more "total supervision" hours than I do. We both work full time, but I take four months maternity leave. However, he teaches so he has three months off a year, and the kids stay home those months. He knows fully well what parenting is, he doesn't need "change places" game to teach him.
Gabriela14815884 Gabriela14815884 9 years
I never really felt the need too, thankfully though my husband is generally helpful and has continued to be as my daughters gotten older.
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