Nicole is NOT “the fun one” in her house and she’s only half embarrassed to admit it. Robert may not think of himself as the more jovial parent in his home, but he can tell you that his #dadjokes make his kids groan.
In most (definitely not all) households, dads get the pleasure and benefit of being the family’s joy-maker. So why are moms so serious?
Are we weighed down by the infamous ‘mental load’?
Is it fear of outside judgment?
Are we fueled by our innate or self-developed anxiety?
And what should moms do about it?
In this episode of ‘I Am The Worst Parent Ever’ podcast, Robert and Nicole discuss how both partners can bring their authentic personalities to the table. That way, their children get to view and feed at the full “life buffet.”
A family is like a machine. To work, it needs all its parts.
Sure, it would be great to be the fun one, to be able to play all the time, to lose ourselves in the moment with our loved ones. We admire parents who can put their expectations, worries, and fears aside with a presence of mind and a grateful heart.
BUT it’s also impressive to be the selfless one who will “take one for the team” even if we are a bit more rigid and schedule-driven.
Our children need both of us, the fun one and the not fun one. They will encounter both types of people outside of the home. One day you may be the fun one and the next day you won’t be. Nicole and Robert take solace in knowing that their roles may be fluid. But, guess what? Your children will always need you no matter what.
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