It takes a village. We’ve all heard the expression and most of us would agree with the sentiment when it comes to raising children. What we often fail to recognize is that the dynamic of the American family is so much different than that of our parents. When my mom and dad were raising my brother and I, my mom claims that my dad never changed a single diaper. Who knows if that's really true…my dad claims to "not remember", but the fact is... even if it isn't true, it isn't far off. And I know my dad wasn't the only one. That was just the way of things at that time.
|Erik with Skye & Spider|
For example, if I am getting the kids dressed, Erik is packing their lunches. When I ask for a girls’ night out, he picks a night for hockey. And although he still asks me to text him the grocery list, he doesn't mind stopping by the store. He’s learning to embrace these tasks. So anyone who thought that teamwork was just for sports, you missed a lesson. Teamwork is essential to a healthy, happy and thriving home life as well.