Nov 18 2011

Raising Kids like a Man

Turns out they do know a thing or two about raising kids… 

Maybe you’ve done this too…especially women…you think the guys can’t do it as well.  Just saying the truth…

Instead of empowering the guys and encouraging them to spend more time with family…women can make them feel inadequate…by giving them way too many instructions…and then guys never want to help again.

They do it their way anyway, especially carpool.  It’s different , but it doesn’t mean it’s wrong.  If women criticize the way they do it, they’ll never help again.

Saw this thing written by a Stay at Home Dad, and how he took the kids to the grocery store…the bane of my existence. 

Here’s how this guy does it:  He doesn’t spend more than 15 minutes in any store…it takes me 15 minutes just to get in the store.   He puts the kids in the front of the car cart…and flies down the aisles while the kids yell FASTER DADDY FASTER! 

His record is $71 worth of groceries in 11 minutes…and that was going back for peanut butter.

If I am going to make up for not having Dad around all the time for my kids…gotta give them less pampering and more adventure. 

I doubt many moms have experienced how those car carts handle at high speeds…I think I’m about too...who cares what people think…

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11/18/2011 10:30:34 AM
sheila kovacs United States
sheila kovacs
I loved this article.  Definitely a different way to think about it.  Thanks for sharing!  Smile
11/22/2011 2:40:19 PM
Debbie United States
Debbie
I am fortunate to be married to a wonderful man of God who became dad to my older girls when they were just 3 & 4 years old.  He was and still is their favorite "adventure."  To this day (the big girls are 16, 17 and our baby is 7), he will get a running start from the exit door of the grocery store, down the aisle to our parked car AS FAST AS HE CAN.  The girls squeal with delight, while I wince and pray that they don't crash!

The other day, our youngest asked me to "do it like daddy does," run with the cart.  I admit, I am not the adventurer and am thankful that they recognize just how special those silly moments are.

God bless you in your new role as mom and dad for your little ones.  I've been there and know what a growth time it was for me, especially in the quiet times when they were at his house.  A time for me to get closer to the God Who loves me like crazy and Who pulled me closer than I thought possible to remind me that He is in control and that no matter what I faced, He had my back.  I pray that same comfort for you.
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