Monday, July 9, 2012

Non-Traditional Roles

My husband and I have created a home that has rather non-traditional gender roles.  Hubby is a stay-at-home-dad.  He does all the cooking, grocery shopping, the raising of the child, and other misc "housewife" chores.  I go to work, pay the bills, and help maintain some sense of organization in our home.
One can't get less traditional than that, right? 

I know not every family has these roles and I totally respect that.  For us, they work because my hubby has infinite patience required to be a stay-at-home parent and I require work to feed my control issues.
So, if son wants to wear a princess costume, who am I to tell him he can't?

It occurred to me this morning, as I was mowing the lawn, that there are certain areas in my world where I want traditional roles.  I want the boy to mow the lawn.  I want the boy to do all the "car stuff".  I want the boy to take out the garbage, unload the dishwasher and put a new garbage bag liner in the garbage can.  I want the boy to scrub toilets.  If he does all that, I'll do my part and wear lingerie more often.

Seems like a deal to me.

4 comments:

  1. We have pretty standard gender roles over here but I definitely agree!

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  2. Absolutely agree!! Trade offs men, trade offs...LOL!

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  3. Totally and completely agree. Haha! Love this post :)

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