Friday, 12 August 2011

The difference between mummies and daddies

I'd get in trouble if I posted an incriminating daddy photo so I'll stick with this one cos it's cute :)

 I often hear women say things like "when me and husband/boyfriend/partner have kids, we're going to share the load 50/50". Ergh right. I read a quote somewhere recently that made me giggle, I can't remember where I read it so I can't quote it word for word but it was something like "when you first take your baby home at some point you will hate your partner more then you've ever hated anyone". So true. The problem is, that despite all good intentions mummies and daddies are different. In fact, the biological differences between men and women has never been more apparent to me then when we first had Max. I have prepared a list of some of these differences below...
- When baby screams at 2am daddies are capable of sleeping (and snoring) through the whole event. Mummies can't.
- Daddies can take upwards of half an hour on the toilet. Mummies try and get it over and done with as quickly as possible so they can put on a load of washing before baby wakes up.
- Daddies still manage to watch their favorite shows on TV. Mummies favorite show is the inside of her eyelids.
- Mummies history of Internet searches lists things like 'developmental milestones, baby food recipes and teething symptoms'. Daddies list of searches is R rated.
Daddies aren't bad people, they're just different. The sooner that mummies accept that, the happier everyone can be.


  1. Here here! And that doesn't change as baby gets older. I now have Snr and Jnr arguing over who has control over xbox (that's father as Snr not an older child - genuine mistake).

    Yup. Mummies and Daddies are different.

  2. Lol, I can picture that scene in my head already!! I sometimes wonder how parenting works in same sex the house extra clean with two women? Who feeds the baby overnight with both daddies snoring??