Some parents like to do things their own way when it comes to raising their kids.
Not everyone agrees with the parenting styles we all choose, but, at the end of the day our kids are our kids and no one can tell us how to raise them–right? Some parents choose to let their children sleep in a crib in their own room, while others decide to do “co-sleeping” where our kids share a bed with us. While neither is “wrong,” some mothers run into some problems with their husbands when they decide they want to co-sleep with their kids. Like, for example, a friend of David Brinkley’s wife.
Brinkley posted a long, heartfelt message on a Facebook group page about his wife’s decision to introduce co-sleeping into their lives. Does he hate sleeping on the corner of the bed sometimes? Sure. But, what he said will make every wife and new mother wish that David was their husband.
My wife is a best friend kind of woman. She has hour upon hours of long conversations with her friends ALL the time and occasionally I get to hear little pieces. Recently she was talking to a friend and they were talking about this thing called “co-sleeping” and I heard the other person ask doesn’t your husband hate that?
My husband would never let me do that. This blew my mind and has bothered me for days. So I just decided to come out as a man and set a few things straight. I do NOT hate any part of what makes my wife the mother that she is. I would NEVER degrade or disregard anything that she feels like doing for my children. Do I have to squeeze into a small corner of the bed sometimes? Yeah? But my God how beautiful does she look holding my children? Making them feel loved and safe? The thing is that our wives only experience these little seasons in motherhood for a short time.
They carry our babies they birth them they nurture them and maybe while they are little they let them crawl into our beds and snuggle but eventually our babies get bigger they grow up they get “too cool” for snuggles so why would we as men want to steal a single second of this time from them? Being mothers is part of their identity and what’s a year or 3 out of decades of life spent together? I just want to say that I am proud of the decisions my wife makes as a mom and I support every single one of them.
I would never want to rob her of this time she has or these seasons that are in reality too short to not enjoy.
Please respect your wives as mothers.
– David Brinkley
Many people were moved by David’s post and thanked him for sharing such kind words.