Sunday, September 4, 2011

Males and Moms

I've spent much of my life riding shotgun on other people's lives,
Thinking that mothers with small children needed help to survive.
But it has come to my attention that in this modern world,
Daddies are as capable of child care as any of us girls.
They're expected to change diapers and come running when baby calls,
Not simply to take them out for the occasional game of ball.
Those who bemoan that there are so many outside-the-home employed moms
Don't want to admit how many of us, as full time mothers, bombed.
There are those who have a talent for understanding baby talk,
And others who, at the constant crises of children, balk.
If we can now have male nurses in the hospital wards attending,
Certainly men are capable, of children's boo-boos, mending.
The trick is in defining who possesses which skill sets;
On moms being the better stay-home parents, I'm not taking any bests.


  1. Hey, I agree half/whole heartedly (Is that legal?) LOL Some men ain't worth a nickel at child responsibility, but most are.

    I like your thoughts on the subject. But there are enough successes and failures to make it worth the MAN's best efforts to share the road.

    I don't ever think I was trusted to bath a baby, but I was 'allowed to do a lot of changing!!!'

    Love it Y

  2. I never had trouble helping with the children. Changed those cloth diapers and washed them out, put them in a separate bucket until the bucket was full, took them to the laundromat to wash, home and hung them out on the line to dry. I could feed the babies baby food and clean up the mess I made in the process. ha. Good memories!