In recent years, the number of dads staying home with children, while mom goes back to work and provides the primary income for the household, is increasing. As long as everyone in the family is happy with the situation, it shouldn’t really matter who is the main caretaker of the children and who is the breadwinner.
Even if both parents work and the children are in daycare, everyone has to do what is best for their individual needs, homes, careers, and kids. According to Pew Research: “Dads are much more involved in childcare than they were 50 years ago. In 2016, fathers reported spending, on average, eight hours a week on child care – about triple the time they provided back in 1965.
And fathers put in about 10 hours a week on household chores in 2016, up from four hours in 1965. By comparison, mothers spent an average of about 14 hours a week on childcare and 18 hours a week on housework in 2016.” “It’s become less common for dads to be their family’s sole breadwinner.
While demographics change over time for a wide variety of reasons, there are some things that always stay the same. For children with one or more parent that works outside of the home, they miss their parent or parents and are delighted when they finally arrive home and they get to spend time with them.
For the triplets in this video, the moment their father returns home is one of their favorite moments of the day. When they heard that Dad’s car was parked in the garage, they rushed to the sofa and climbed in, sitting quietly and waiting. I think that for three young children, this may be the quietest time of their day, except when they are sleeping.
Dad peeked at the child from outside the door and started a lovely ceremony to go home. Once they recognize their father, they start to laugh, and this is where the fun begins. Dad ran in front of all his children and turned into a tickling monster, scratching them gently while everyone was smiling. This part of her daily life is so cute. Check out the warm family moments in the video below. It will make you smile!