Being a mom is as much a full-time job as any out there. We know it, you know it, but some dads may be forgetting it. So, just in case they need reminding, we're sharing this powerful message from CEO, bestselling author and dad Dale Partridge, which has resonated with parents all over and has been shared over 60,000 times.
In a Facebook post accompanied by a sweet photo of his wife Veronica with their child, Dale reminds dads they should never fail to acknowledge or even deliberately take advantage of the hard work their wives do at home.
Dales says of his stay-at-home wife, “She spends all week serving me and the kids. I spend all week serving the bills. Most men think it's a fair trade, but I doubt it.”
“Husbands, we are no more entitled to a restful weekend than our wives,” he continues. His point: Just because men work on weekdays and are “breadwinners” doesn’t mean they can neglect their duties as dad on Saturdays and Sundays.
The message hits home especially for working moms who still have to cook, clean and care for the kids when they get home from the office. Two-parent households mean there are two responsible authority figures in the family. Both share the load of raising a child and running a home. Both require hard work and commitment. Both are entitled rest. “It's okay to rest, God even commands it, just make sure you're not the only one doing it,” says Dale, addressing all the dads.
Perhaps the most eloquent line in Dale's post is these 15 words that can be painful to read and hear: “The luxury of rest is a gift many men steal from their wives each weekend.”
As one commenter puts it, “I try to express this to my husband but it has never sounded as good as you just put it.”