Mom accepts her husband's help to calm her son down, but after 2 minutes, he gives up: "I'm not capable"
The life of a parent can be very tiring, there is no doubt, especially if you are forced to manage work, home and your children at the same time. Help is needed, otherwise you risk burn-out. Although in modern families there is now a greater awareness of their roles and how husband and wife must share family tasks and responsibilities equally, the stereotype of the woman who takes care exclusively of young children still exists. Yet, there are many mothers who would like to spend just 10 minutes of peace: maybe having lunch alone, or taking a shower in peace. This is where husbands should step in to support their partners. A mother on TikTok explained, how husbands often provide "fake help", in an attempt to clear their consciences, but continuing to throw the burden of responsibilities related to her children onto the wife.
Rebecca Craig posted a video on TikTok in which she said she was completely exhausted and had to take a break from her infant son, at least for lunchtime. A 10-month-old baby obviously needs constant attention, but it is understandable for a mother to feel exhausted if she is forced to take care of the baby without any help from her partner. In her video, Rebecca explained that she put her baby son in her crib and took a few minutes' break for lunch. "I put my baby in the crib, closed the door and went downstairs to have lunch," Rebecca explained, "I thought I could eat alone for 5 or 10 minutes. My husband came to me after two minutes saying the baby was crying". The woman explained to her husband that she needed a little break and that she would never interrupt her husband's work like this (he now works from home every day). Unexpectedly, the husband told her that he would take care of it: "Okay, I'll take care of the baby." Rebecca could not have been more grateful to him for the offer of help.