May 16, 2012

The Parenting Wars... Starring Legos

Everywhere that I have gone this past week someone is talking about The Parenting Wars.  It seems like most of my fellow dad bloggers are all up in arms over a post on Babble about things that moms do better.  I'm here to tell you a little secret, there are things that moms do better.  But you know what, who cares.  Be a dad and don't worry about what everyone thinks.  Oh and moms, don't make us look bad and say that we are clueless.  We're not.  We need to get past all this nonsense and just be the parents our kids need us to be.




We all just look silly talking about who the better parent is.


John Willey - Daddy's in Charge?

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21 comments:

  1. Love it!  I am surprised when in this day and age I tell people the kids are with their father and they are worried..he's not an incapable babysitter, he's their father!  Also?  Where can I find the lego army men?  My son would be in heaven with his two favorite things!

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  2. Love this man, and while I am on the side of Tracy does most everything better than me, its probably my fault cause I dont step it up.  Damn you are a great writer and you make sense out of it all. And the videos are just added pleause

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  3. It was a Toy Story set... It also came with a jeep but sadly that has long since been smashed.

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  4. You must be forgetting that you head to a job everyday that supplies your family money for food and a house. Last I knew that was a pretty big deal.

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  5. You know, she says that all the time. But as I see it, she could work anywhere and be successful and I could stay at home and I would suck.  I know what you mean and thanks that makes me feel better, I honestly feel as though she is better than me at parenting and Im lucky for it. Im not bitter about it, i accept it and try and learn from her.  Thanks for making me feel good today

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  6. What good can come of a war like this?  Parents are already struggling to do a good job and now they have the added pressure of competing with their partner and against other parents.  What we need are more support systems not The Parent Wars. 

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  7. I couldn't have said it better if I were made of plastic.  I will ignore ridiculous things like parent wars because I'm usually busy being a parent and don't have time to find out who does what better. We're both just trying to get through the day and get them to bed without an argument. 

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  8. You're not made of plastic? There goes my image of you.

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  9. gramma_bettie_mae_turleyMay 16, 2012 at 3:41 PM

    amen!!! well said!!!

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  10. Caroline @ DailyMomReport.comMay 16, 2012 at 4:02 PM

    "We need to get past all this nonsense and just be the parents our kids need us to be." Nailed it John! Great post!

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  11. I don't know why we get so worked up about something silly someone writes. I am just as guilty sometimes. If we spend as much time and energy tending to our children as we do getting worked up over these silly non-issues, how much better off would they be?

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  12. I don't know either. I'm more annoyed with the people that were annoyed. The whole thing is stupid.

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  13. I will start printing the t-shirts tonight!

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  14. When arguing sides, just throw Yoda into the mix, He knows everything about "the force" and I'll include parents into that!

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  15. Wise that Yoda is. Use some of that ourselves we should.

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  16. You always make me laugh! *LOVE* your videos!

    Gotta say, when it comes to actually parenting, interacting with the kids, my hubz is WAY better, hands down, which is weird since moms are "supposed" be be better at that. I'm better at keeping things organized & managing our skadoolies, but he's the guy bringing home the bacon. And sometimes he even cooks it. I really lucked out --- he's pretty fkn great.Men are blind, dumb, emotionally shallow cavemen. Women are neurotic, hormonal, emotionally challenged freaks.  And the argument is...?Right. So then, moving on...

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  17. Well said.  It doesn't matter for crying out loud.  Both Babble and Time magazine got exactly what they wanted this week...free publicity.  Controversy is always good for sales or page views.  Thought we would've learned that by now.  They know exactly what they are doing and we feed into that.  How about we just focus on our kids and ignore them? 

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  18. Yeah I don't know why we get all wrapped up in nonsense. We can never just let something go and we have to defend ourselves.

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  19. I agree with getting over who is the better parent.  There are things my husband does better, and then there are those that I do better.  I don't worry if he is watching them - he's an adult for goodness sake! If he can take care of a store, he can definitely take care of our kids :)

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  20. I don't get why everyone is so up in arms over comparing men versus women.
    FACT: Men are generally taller, stronger, more patient under fire, & unable to see anything in the back of the fridge.
    FACT: Women are generally more snuggle-ish, organized, & quick to judge.
    We all have our pros & cons. If we work together, we have the best of all possible worlds. Tearing each other down only serves to prove how much everyone sucks, & where does THAT get us??? Great article! :)

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