In our desi environment, one of the most fascinating things about parenting is the stark difference between the roles of a father and a mother. Their mind sets almost come from two different worlds, and that is the reason why it is said, women are from Venus and men are from Mars.
Dads have a very different parenting style from Mums, handing the kid over to the Mum when you’re done with the baby-fun. This article is meant to be humorous, so don’t mind. We’re sure you’re a great parent for your kid(s), whether you’re a mother or a father.
Father or Mother style?
- “I’m hungry”
Mum: Let’s stir up something quick, healthy and tasty for you!
- “Can I go to _____ later?”
Mum (20 questions later): Ask Daddy.
- First Swim
Mum: Here, hold the edge, and tread the water carefully.
Dad (dunks kid’s head in the water): What? You want me to let you go?
- Video Game Console
Mum: x is to run, jump with o…
Dad (half an hour later of playing the game first): I’m not sure how this works
- Day out in the park
Mum: Let’s get the pram out
Dad: On my shoulders boy
- Family Time
Mum: Board games?
Dad: point car blower on kid’s face
- Costume Day:
Mum: Tinker Bell? (if a girl) Peter Pan (if a boy)
Dad (in the morning): good news, you’re a banana in pyjamas, no need to change today!
- Growing up:
Kid to Mum: 100 question and more
To Dad: Where’s Mum?
- All Day long
Mum: Kids lets read/play/watch
Dad: Kids get me a drink/bagel/pizza slice
- Night Time
Dad: Goes to Bed
Mum: Clean up toys and dishes, lock up, pack lunches, adjust heat or AC temperature,
hugs/kisses and prayers, go to bed, wake up at 3:30 am to put the baby back to sleep, and go to
So you see, mothers do all the work, even at night. Fathers play around with the kids but always end up handing the baby to the mothers when he/she starts crying. No doubt, fathers love their kid(s) unconditionally, but mothers wouldn’t you agree with the work part? Comment below your story.