I’ll be the first to tell you that as a wife and mother my nurturing instincts usually make me think that I am right and my husband is wrong.
Alas I learned a lesson this weekend about the value of co parenting and the fact that my husband, at times, is so very right 🙂
I was drawn to this bright red and blue obstacle course with climbing walls and rollers! Being in my third trimester I had to restrain myself from jumping in!
So I did what mothers are supposed to do and suggested that my 3 year old son tackle the beast with the help of my husband of course.
They started the course with thrills and giggles as I watch my baby boy glow with victory as he tumbled over the first wall.
All was well, I had created a memorable moment for my little guy and boosted his courage. Plus since I couldn’t go in so someone had to!
I turned away for a bit only to find that my enthusiastic husband had conquered the course leaving my son to battle in the trenches all by himself.
I was mortified to find his little face pressed against the mesh walls overwhelmed by the hanging rubber flaps in his way. I watched his nervousness turn to terror as the only way out was to finish!
Of course I turned to my husband demanding that he go in and get him but to my dismay my husband refused to listen. I plead with him thinking that going in after my son was the only rational response to this situation. After realizing that my healthy dose of nagging was not going to change my husbands position, I stormed off saying “I’m not just going to stand here and watch this.”
Seconds later I see my husband trailed by his mini version skipping along as if nothing occurred. “And just how precisely did you get him out of there?” I asked. “Well I coached him though it of course, now he knows that with a little hard work and help he can get though just about anything.”
I admit in that moment my mom madness that I was so desperately holding on to started to fade. My instinct was to rescue my son, although his methods were slightly questionable my husband’s method was to teach my son!
What a difference another perspective makes!