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team thomforde style
April 29, 2011Posted by on
Our recent nomination for Top 25 Style Blogs from Circle of Moms has really got me thinking- my wardrobe needs a major overhaul. The only fashionista living in this house is my little lady, but she works it enough for the both of us.
Though trends may come and go, the one thing that never goes out of style is being a good parent.
One thing I am so thankful for is my husband Josh. He is cool and comfortable enough with himself that in our home there are no gender roles when it comes to parenting, or getting things done. This allows us both much more quality time with each other and with our daughter, and is teaching her several important lessons.
1) Daddy doesn’t put anything else before Mama and Astaire. We are number #1
2) There is no “woman’s place” or “man’s place”. She can do anything in the world.
3) Teamwork, Teamwork, Teamwork!
One of our more low key days might go something like this:
Astaire the Alarm wakes us at 6:45, and Daddy gets up with her to have Daddy/Daughter time eating breakfast and watching Toons while Mama gets a few extra minutes of sleep.
Around 730 I get up so Josh can shower, he leaves at 815 to work from 9-6. During those hours, Astaire and I clean the bathrooms, do laundry, dishes and vacuum/mop the floors. We also play outside, eat lunch, (she) takes a nap, she has lots of snacks and we probably watch another cartoon or two.
When Josh gets home, I’m in the middle of making dinner, cause I like it to be hot when we eat, so he takes Astaire to get a diaper change, and they fold and put away the rest of the laundry. We eat dinner, and then head back outside. Josh mows the back yard while I play with Astaire in the front yard. By then, she is wanting daddy again, so we switch, and they clean out the cars together while I mow the front yard. When we finish, we all play in the yard together.
After about 30 minutes it’s time for Astaire’s bedtime snack and bath. We go inside get a snack, Josh takes Astaire and does the bath, while I clean up the kitchen from dinner. When they finish, we both read her bedtime stories, say her prayers and tuck her in “nigh nigh”.
Then it’s finally time to sit down and relax.
I know this isn’t conventional, I know some Judgy Judgingtons will probably think I make him do too much. That it’s my job to take care of the home, kids, cooking and cleaning. Well I welcome your comments- because the truth is, it’s much more important that he do these things and have a relationship with his daughter than it is he have a relationship with our couch and flat screen. I don’t make him do any of this. He wants to, he loves to, we both do. It’s our team–Team Thomforde.