Generally speaking parenting is first nature to mom's. Even if it is still a learning process to us, we tend to fall into the role a lot easier then males do. It goes back to the "Men are gatherers, Women are homemakers". We have a softer nature, a more nuruting and caring nature, so we tend to welcome that role a little easier then men do. I think that men tend to take it as a basketball match between them and parenting. When they win the game, even if it's something as wiping up spitup, they want that trophey at the end. It boosts their ego and helps them feel like they've done a good job in what they were asked to do. Men are silly about things that are asked of them, and almost act as though they're doing you a favor by doing their job. It can be quite frustrating, but honestly just bite your tongue and say "Good job, thanks". It'll be a lot easier then fighting him on everything you think he doesn't deserve.
at 6:31 PM on Dec. 13, 2010