Last week, both my daughters had chest infections and were unable to go to school and childcare. They’re fine now, thanks for asking. It was a work day for me – I work part-time, my husband works full-time – so Chris took carer’s leave to look after the girls.
Given the praise that was heaped upon him, you’d think I married a saint who had selflessly donated a lung to each of his girls.
His sacrifice was still being discussed days later when we returned to school and childcare. I was met with looks of wonder and envy from other mothers, and even some staff. Some women were shocked that Chris would even consider staying home so that I could work.
People were flabbergasted that a man would think that his wife’s career was just as important as his own.