Wednesday, May 11, 2011

She Did What!? Wednesday - By Super Daddy

SHE Did What!? - Guest post by Super Daddy
The first ever SHE!!

In my house the stereotypical male - female roles are reversed.

I’m the one that does the cleaning and cooking. Sure my wife will step in from time to time, on a Saturday or Sunday and make breakfast for the kids.

I am the stay at home parent. The kids and I are accustomed to a certain routine, and if it is altered very much, all hell could potentially break loose. Breakfast at 8am, snack at 10am, lunch at 12pm naptime 1 - 2:30 pm, snack 2:45pm dinner at 5pm, story time at 7pm, kids in bed and asleep by 8pm. Okay so the kids asleep by 8pm hardly ever works out, but it is a goal.

We’ve been having a lot of severe weather here in the U.S. lately. One particular severe storm that was threatening an outbreak of tornadoes was set to hit town at 3am. So, I decided to stay up and keep an eye on the weather. I’m paranoid about such things ever since my home was destroyed by a tornado twenty years ago.

Anyway, I stayed awake until the storm had passed. My wife let me sleep in that morning, being it was Saturday and she didn’t have to rush off to work.

I awoke to the sound of screaming kids and my wife yelling, “It’s breakfast time”.

I checked the time, 9am; I staggered out of bed made my way to the dinning room to find the kids eating hotdogs for breakfast. Please keep in mind there was a number of breakfast items in the kitchen my wife could have made; oatmeal, cereal, eggs, pancakes, sausage, bananas. Okay you get the idea. Hotdogs, she chose hotdogs.
I haven’t bought hotdogs in a long time. I just happened to purchase this package of hotdogs for putting on the grill for a cookout. Instead they were used for BREAKFAST!

I poured myself a cup of coffee and returned to the dinning room, biting my lip, because what was done was done. My wife turns to me and says, “Kids are eating breakfast. I gave them hotdogs so they’d have some protein.”

Yeah, protein. Nothing a sausage link, strawberries and eggs could have given them.

8 points for trying and for the conviction in her voice about the protein.

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Kevin is a stay at home dad and the author of Super Daddy, a bloghe where he writes about parenting, being a stay at home dad, politics, dandelions, Sid the Science Kid and nothing in particular.

He is the first ever contributor to submit a She Did What!? Wednesday (hurrah!) and says funny words like oatmeal instead of porridge and cookout when he obviously means BBQ.

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24 comments:

  1. Hahaha!
    I love it when my Hubby tries to help but he fails everytime. He dresses the kid's in pajamas after their baths and feeds them something like biscuits for breakfast. Great post, I know exactly where you are coming from!

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  2. Love this. Makes total sense to me to eat hotdogs for breakfast.

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  3. Can't stop chuckling here. The sort of thing I would do as a mum who relies on my husband for most of the cooking and household order.

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  4. hahahahaaaa, oh dear! That was a great read.

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  5. Ms Glowess, i loved the note at the end about the silly things he says. Bloody Americans and their backward talk! ;)

    Superdaddy, you are a super daddy! Oh how you give me hope that a man could just get it, that routine is a must of sanity, and the way we do things, well it's not just to be difficult. However your wife? She sounds like my other half, lol. Hotdogs for breakfast??

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  6. Ms Glowess, i loved the note at the end about the silly things he says. Bloody Americans and their backward talk! ;)Superdaddy, you are a super daddy! Oh how you give me hope that a man could just get it, that routine is a must of sanity, and the way we do things, well it's not just to be difficult. However your wife? She sounds like my other half, lol. Hotdogs for breakfast??

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  7. Glowless, thanks for allowing me to write for your blog. I am honored and happy to be the first SHE Did What?.

    My wife has protested this post. She insists that we did not have any eggs or sausage in the house.

    There's always two sides to every story. But I'm sticking to mine.

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  8. Stick to it, Kevin!! Thanks so much for writing for me, I feel like I can claim some celebrity status now that I've had a super blogger like you guest post for me!!!

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  9. better than cold pizza I suppose :-)

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  10. I am the stay at home/work at home mom, and I'm mortified when my routine is altered! Mom gets points for making breakfast...dad gets kudos for biting his lip :)

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  11. Oh dear, sounds like the shenanigans that go on around these parts when the Manchild is in charge :| Hey Kevin, do you think you could stop by and show MC that it's possible for a male to know his shit around the house? Ta x

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  12. My partner would probably do that too. His idea of dinner was a meat pie and garlic bread.

    O_o

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  13. That is awesome, I can so see my husband doing this! Why is it that only primary caregivers seem to understand nutrition? When I was a nanny I loaded up the freezer with a ton of home cooked meals for weekends only to hear every weekend that all he ate was McDonalds, for every meal except breakfast! They even chose their hotel in Greece because of the proximity to McDonalds.

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  14. Melisa_Smithwick1May 15, 2011 at 4:53 AM

    What a good mom...thinking about that protein!

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  15. Maybe I can start a new profession of teaching men how to do laundry and cook. How much to charge? hhmm 

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  16. McDonalds, blah. We do eat there, but maybe once or twice a year. 

     

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  17. What in the world is a meat pie? Please do tell...or do I really want to know? 

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  18. Routines are very important for us. We're the same way, if our routine gets too altered it's just crazy. BTW, my wife made a very good breakfast this morning; banana nut muffins, blueberries and maple sausage. 

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  19. Cold pizza was the breakfast of champions in college. Sometimes I miss that. 

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  20. Thanks so much for the kind words. I know for a fact there are more dads/husbands just like me. ;)

    Routines are an absolute must, not just for the kids, but for the parents as well. Without it, I'd go berserk.  

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  21. I knew there were more of us out there! LOL. 

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  22.  Must be an Australian thing ;)Google balfours meat pie. Omnom.

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