A messy house and happy kids – is there a lesson for us all this Father’s Day?

As I sat in my local Starbucks recently, I noticed how many dad and baby pairings surrounded me, and wondered if perhaps the roles of mothers and fathers are drawing ever closer. Then I thought a bit more, about how different my husband and I are at home and changed my mind. I thought about heading back there, knowing I’d be stepping into some version of Saturday morning chaos, and that I’d be wondering if it was worth going out at all. But then I had a lightbulb moment, and wrote about it here for eumom.ie: A messy house and happy kids – is there a lesson for us all this Father’s Day?

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6 thoughts on “A messy house and happy kids – is there a lesson for us all this Father’s Day?”

  1. God….this is a carbon copy of our house on a Sat morning! I get a “lie in”, I never go back to sleep, usually watch some vlogs. I get breakfast in bed…toast & coffee,nothing too exciting,and then go downstairs!
    By 9:30am every morning Mon-Fri I have a wash on,dishwasher emptied,baby fed,kitchen swept,ate my own breakfast,bottles washed and putting baby back for morning nap.
    Saturday mornings, it looks as though a tornado has ripped through the kitchen….but baby is happy,fed,watered and they are usually doing something fun in the playroom.It still makes me mad though and find it hard to bite my tongue!
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    1. It’s funny – every single friend I speak to has the same experience! I am definitely becoming more tolerant, and my husband is definitely getting better at keeping the housework side of things ticking over. But that’s two kids later 🙂

  2. Well here is the exception!! In our house it’s my hubby who is the super tidy one, whose “feng shui” is wrecked if the house is not clean. I used to be really bad, two kids later and now having been at home with the kiddies full time I’m so much better that he never complains 🙂
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    1. I wonder what happens if both parents are messy – it does seem that there’s always one or other who is tidy and keep things in check… 🙂

  3. For better, I agree. Lovely post. I often think that having such a great dad will, one day, help my girls to choose great men in their lives be they friends, partners or whatever, it’s such a great grounding for children to have good role models of both the male and female kind.

    1. That’s such a lovely way to look at it. I will remind myself of that the next time the kitchen is left untouched (unless it’s because he’s watching the World Cup….)

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