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  • Moms On Dads During Quarantine: 'Maaasahan Rin Pala Sa Bahay Kahit Hindi Inuutusan'

    It's not a joke! This quarantine may be one way to achieve chore equality.
    by Rachel Perez .
Moms On Dads During Quarantine: 'Maaasahan Rin Pala Sa Bahay Kahit Hindi Inuutusan'
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  • There's no office to go to or barkada get-togethers to attend and barely any errands to run. Moms and dads are both home 24/7, and many couples are adjusting to quarantine life smoothly, taking care of the household and the kids in tandem.  

    We asked moms in the Smart Parenting Village if there were any new discoveries they had about their partner now that they're always together at home. Many of them realized that dads are eager to help out. Sure, they're not as good as you when it comes to grocery shopping, but at least they're helping!

    Dads are eager to help in caring for baby, kitchen duties, and more

    Dads are putting their handyman skills to good use. (There's no one else to repair the leaky faucet!) They're also tapping into their secret Marie Kondo persona, cleaning and organizing their things. (They can finally find their belongings without asking your help!) And the best thing? Dads are getting in touch with their paternal instincts, and moms also finally realize they can trust dads to care for their kids, too. 

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    It's true. This quarantine may very well pave the way for chore equality between husbands and wives! Read what the moms had to say:

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    Stepping up his handyman skills 

    "Inaayos nya lahat nang nakikita niyang sira na gamit namin." — Charmie Delgado Elecho 

    Daddy has grocery budgeting skills

    "Siya ang taga palengke at taga-plano ng menu pero ako ang taga-bigay ng budget. 'Pag sinabi ko na mamili siya good for two days. At pagkasyahin ang pera. Nagagawa naman niya considering na malakas kami kumain dito sa bahay. Siya din ang cook.  Thina Dizon-Vergel Estomo

    He helps even without his wife telling him what to do

    "Kaya rin pala ng mga daddy ang ginagawa natin mga mommies like magpatulog at mag-alaga kay baby, magluto, maglinis, at mag ligpit. This quarantine gave us a chance to have lots of quality time na madalang lang mangyari dahil sa work ni Daddy. Mas nakaka-in love dahil maliban sa good provider ang Dada namin, maaasahan rin pala siya sa bahay kahit hindi inuutusan. Dati kape at tinapay lang agahan ko dahil nag-aalaga ng dalawang anak, pero ngayon fried rice, eggs, bacon and pancake with milk pa. Jasmine Gebala 

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    It's all about teamwork!

    "Ang husay ng tandem namin sa bunso namin. Ako nagpapaligo, nagbibihis, siya ang ang magpapadede at magpapa-burp. Siya rin ang nagpapatulog. Basta kakain lang siya ng masarap." Jade Deliola Tatlonghari

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    Dad can put baby to sleep, change diaper and the works

    Si hubby ang nag-aalaga kay baby while I cook, do other chores, at nag-aasikaso sa aming 6-year-old na panganay. He was working in Korea nung baby ang panganay namin. Ngayon, he discovered na kaya din pala niya maghele, magpatulog, diaper-change, and all. Simple lang pero nakakatuwang panoorin kasi bonding time nila ni baby, and I appreciate yung efforts na binibigay ni hubby para matulungan ako and makasama ang mga kids. Anewor Asum 

    He cooks real good food and gives in to food requests  

    Masarap yung food namin. Simula agahan hanggang hapunan siya nagluluto eh. Siya naman talaga nagluluto even before pa pero mas napag-iisipan niya ngayon at laging nasusunod mga request namin kainin. Nakapag-general cleaning na din kami sa buong bahay kasi araw-araw kami naglilinis. Rica Jel Laging 

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    Dads want to help so moms can have some rest 

    As a wife, na-discover how helpful my husband is. Before his work, patutulugin niya si LO. 'Pag nagising at 'di siya masyadong busy, siya muna nag-aalaga. Ngayon na work from home and daddy niya, laging kay Daddy nakadikit. Si Daddy and lagi hinahanap. It makes me so happy na may bonding na sila at nakaka-rest pa ako or nakakagawa ng ibang gawaing bahay. Mishelle Fajardo Mendoza

    He leads by example, teaching kids to pray

    Ngayong work from home si hubby, mas marami na yung time na natititigan ko sya, haha! Mas lalo kong minamahal si hubby dahil nakikita ko talaga kung gaano siya kamadasalin na hanggang sa gusto nyang maituro ito maging sa aming mga anak. Lynn Estrabo-Panado

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