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I can remember growing up my mother doing everything from food shopping to cooking to laundry to you name it. Now I am not saying that my father was lazy it’s just he was from another time and my mom took care of him and waited on him hand and foot.
I am not saying that Melinda doesn’t take care of me because she does but I try to do my part around the house to make her life as well as mine a lot easier. Melinda and I both work and the kids are in sports so we both have to do our part and that also means that I need to steep up and be what a lot of people call a modern dad. To me a modern dad works a 9 to 5 but also comes home and helps around the house in any way that he can. I have things that I do around the house on a weekly basis such as yard work and laundry. I also clean bathrooms when necessary and vacuum and sweep the house when my kids conveniently forget to do their chores. My tools of choice are a vacuum for the carpets and our Swiffer Wet Jet for all of our hardwood floors.
Recently I received 2 Big Green Swiffer Boxes. One for me to keep which I was totally excited about and one I was supposed to give to a dad friend or neighbor. I immediately opened my Swiffer Box and started using it on the living room and kitchen floors which really needed a good cleaning.
The second Big Green Swiffer Box that I received I gave to a neighbor that is a single dad so I know first hand he is a modern dad who totally appreciated the new Swiffer product. He is a guy who works, cleans and takes care of two kids so I know he will be putter his new Swiffer to good use.
Now don’t get me wrong I am not by any means saying that I am super dad or do more than my share because I don’t. I just try to do what I can to help my family and our house run as smoothly as humanly possibly which sometimes is very hard. I know that I am not alone in being a modern dad because in this society dads have been stepping up to help contribute to the household chores and helping out in whatever way they can.
Here are a few things that I have read on dads and cleaning:
- Americans say that dads today are pitching in with chores nearly 2x more than their dads did growing up
- Half of dads today say they do the majority of the cleaning in their home
- Ninety-eight percent of dads agree that having a clean home makes them happy
I do agree with the point above and I must admit that I am very happy when our house is neat and clean opposed to coming home to a total mess with stuff all over the counters and floors and chores not being done.
I am just trying to do my part to help out Melinda and make our home a neat clean happy place!!!!