Wednesday, December 28, 2011
What Can We Learn from Men about Parenting?
I have always complained about how my husband rests a lot when he's sick! I often say to myself, "when do I get the chance to be sick?". Well, this week I was sick and I acted like 'a man'. I locked myself in the bedroom for almost 24 hours and I let go of what was happening outside the room. To my surprise, it actually worked pretty well (and everyone survived without my expertise!). Instead of trying to do it all, I relaxed and focused on getting healthy. Hmmmm..
Another example of how men are good at compartmentalizing was something I saw on Good Morning America this morning. There was a segment about stay at home Dads and how they operate, go to playgroups, and support one another. One thing that stood out to me was that stay at home Dads tend to be more engaged with their kids than stay at home moms. I found this interesting because again, it shows that men are better at being focused and staying in the moment than women. So, the next time you are cursing (because you are feeling overwhelmed by trying to do it all) be a man and focus on one thing at a time!