Ok, so another thread got me thinking. In it, the op was venting cause she went out for an hour, during her son's breakfast, leaving her hubby to take care of him, and her DH gave him 2 minute noodles instead of something healthy.
Now, in the end it was agreed by most that the 'one off' bad nutritional choice wasn't the issue, but rather that the father couldn't be bothered preparing proper food... Anyway, this got me thinking...
Why is it the mothers responsibility to take care for the child's health, yet the father gets to give 'one off' treats?
(not talking just about that op's story, but it seems this way in general a lot of the time)
He's the father, shouldn't he care and have just as much involvement in all aspects of his child's daily routines and care as the mother? It seems like the mother is the carer and the father is the babysitter...
Or is this not the case?
Note: I don't want to offend anyone, I'm not saying everyone's husbands don't care, just that it seems more expectation is on the mother to be the lawgiver in this area, which I think is strange, as my DF and I will BOTH be the parents
I really hope this came out right, I'm having trouble organizing my thoughts at the moment