We admire the sentiment – but isn’t this something dads do all the time?
There’s not a mum on the team here at MFM HQ that doesn’t totally get the utter exhaustion on the face of the woman in this pic.
The culmination of interrupted nights, early starts and running around your baby like a headless chicken will do that for you, right? 😀
So we kind of like the fact this dad decided to share his photo on Imgur to remind dads to help out so mum can get 40 winks in every now and then.
Avid climber popped the pic up with the words:
“After winning a battle with testicular cancer last year we finally got our first born son.
“<3 *pro-tip* Real men take care of their baby while mommy takes as many naps as she needs.
“She’s been through an ordeal! Suck it up guys and be her dream husband!”
Fair do’s to this dad – sounds like he’s been through a lot health-wise, and his post got tonnes of positive comments.
“This is beautiful, baby’s ear is right on your heart. You are doing it so right,” said a fan.
“Seeing parents work together (something I never got to experience from my own) makes me hopeful for your sweet baby. Thank you,” said another.
But not everyone was so complimentary: “Real men don’t make posts about being real men. They just get the job done.”
And another negative comment: “Speaking as a father that did everything you listed and more after my son was born, you sound like a d**k. Good fathers are not rare.”
We have to say we do wonder what happened after the little one started (inevitably) crying or fussing at some point – we really hope Dad got up with the little one and went to another room to let mummy keep on sleeping.
And we also do reckon that this is the kind of thing dads everywhere do all the time.
Also, we wonder how mum felt about having her sleepy head posted all over social media? Not sure we’d be happy! 😴 😴