It’s not even nearly Mother’s Day, but one dad’s viral post is a reminder that loving our mothers isn’t a once in a year thing.
“Respect the mother of your child,” U.K. dad Tony Emms reminded the world in his Facebook post late last months which, as of writing, has Been shared over 14,000 times on Facebook. The post shows a candid photo of his fiancee, Charlotte Sperry, and their 9-month old son asleep. “She is a special type of human that has given up everything to bring up your baby.”
In his post, Emms starts by admitting, “I sometimes don’t give this woman the credit she is due.” He then goes on to talk about what Sperry does as a stay-at-home mom for their child and the household.
“[L]ately I’ve been thinking what this amazing woman does while I’m out..surely she just sits with the baby and watches tv and has a chilled day right?,” Emms wrote. “NO is the answer, when I leave for work she fears woken up by me and has to Spring straight in to action to get up and get her self sorted for the hectic day she has…so gets up baby is kicking off cause he is hungry but so is she, she doesn’t eat but baby does..then sits and plays with him, then changed a disgusting nappy, then plays again, he falls asleep..brilliant mummy can have a nap, no she doesn’t she does the washing, cleans up baby’s toys and starts washing the pots from the night before..baby wakes up and is hungry mummy hasn’t had breakfast but she still doesn’t eat she gets baby set for his lunch, after his lunch he then wants attention and plays…remember mummy still hasn’t eaten..all the cleaning she done earlier is now time wasted as baby’s toys are everywhere..I come home from working and get annoyed that o have to tidy up and say mummy hasn’t done anything yet she has worked her ass of all day to make sure the baby is healthy and happy.”
In an interview with ABC News, Emms said he believes the post got the attention that it did because it was something that resonated with other people. “It made other people realize just what mothers do,” he said.
He also said his job schedule, which allowed him to spend more time at home. Thus, the time at home allowed him to put things into perspective when it comes to Sperry’s role as a mother. The experience, he said, “reflected to me just how much my partner has to do during the day.”