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How father’s parent differently than mothers.

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I have first hand experience with this one. It was just me and my dad for a long time...there were women that came and went through out my growing up, but my main steady was my dad. My biological mother passed away shortly before I turned two, my dad remarried when I was in kindergarten and again when I was in 2nd grade. My step-mom, whom I refer to as my mom, had a large hand in raising me from age 7 on, is still around, but they have been divorced since my senior year in high school. And even now, the he's the only steady parrent in my life. My dad braided my hair, cut my bangs, painted my fingernails, colored in coloring books, took me hunting, took me to jeep races, danced in the living room and was ALWAYS there. My father was much stricter than my Step mom. He was the enforcer regarding school, grades, whether my room was clean and so on and so forth...It is very interesting to me to see how differently my brother and sister have been raised. My sister is 8 years younger and …

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You do the cooking, I’ll take out the trash: if roles were reversed.

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So this topic for me is kind of odd...because our roles are almost reversed anyways. My husband does most of the cooking, cleaning and kid related stuff (and has a part time job) and I work full time.

So, if roles were reversed, I would only work three days a week. I would get up every morning and help him to get out the door. I would make sure his lunch was made, his car was started and his clothes were laid out when he got out of the shower. I would make sure my son was dressed (with his clothes on right side out) and makes it to the bus on time for school. I would ensure I called him 16 or 17 times a day (because that's what he does...okay, I'm exaggerating a little...) just to see what he was up to and tell him I love him. I would make sure the kitchen was clean and that dinner was started. I would ensure a couple of loads of laundry were done, but not folded...and then I'd take a nap!