This Australian is real proof that not all the husbands and fathers are clueless. Actually, Scott Douglas wrote an ode of appreciation to his wife on his facebook. In the letter, he called his wife and all the other stay – at – home moms “Queens”. When his wife Kate saw it, she wrote:
“So I had a hard day with my 2 boys yesterday, when my husband got home I was defeated. They won. I went out for a few hours and he posted this. ALL queens need to know they are appreciated.” and shared Scott’s post.
“After a hard day at work, there is nothing better than clocking off. Some days I get home and see my beautiful wife worn out, tired, frustrated and overwhelmed by the challenges of being a mom. Unlike me, she has no set hour to clock off or is rewarded with overtime or bonuses for all the extra work and effort she has put in during the day. She doesn’t accumulate sick leave, annual leave or long service , no weekly super or weekend, no looking forward to a public holiday to shorten her week. On the 3.5.11 she clocked onto being a mom, on the 6.8.14 she started her overtime shift. 2 boys, 2 boys that never stop , that challenge every aspect of being a mother, she has never asked for a pay rise or looked for another job. So even though today was hard and you feel unappreciated or unsure if you made a difference in their lives this is how your day really went …
Your sons woke from their nice warm beds that have been lovingly washed and made by you. They ate breakfast that was organized a week ago when you wrote out the shopping list. You packed a lunchbox for 1 to go to daycare which you questioned ‘is it healthy enough , will he still be hungry?’, whilst balancing another on your leg , arm , shoulders. You dropped him off at the daycare where you sat for an hour comforting him because he was having a bad day, letting him know mom will always be there. You returned home where you spent a day with a 2-year-old, holding conversations and toilet training, teaching him how to make his way from toddler to a big boy. You put him down in his bed for a nap making sure he had enough energy to make it through the rest of the day ” despite knowing you don’t”, you spent your limited time between resting , housework , housework and housework. After all this and little rest you picked up from daycare where you took them to appointments, making sure they are as healthy as can be, made sure they had dinner , had your first adult chat at dinner, the whole time still being a mom and solving the world’s issues.
So when you see a bad day, I see an amazing woman who never calls in sick , never quits , never turns her back on the hard days and who has the power to go to bed knowing it will happen all again tomorrow. You are an amazing and fabulous mother, even though it doesn’t seem like it, you are the greatest thing in these boys lives and we love you, for everything you do.
These words of appreciation made many moms emotional. Some of the Facebook users even praised Scott calling him a king who understands the challenges of parenting.
Kate Bektas wrote: ‘What a man! The fact that he not only shows his appreciation but manages to lift her up and help her feel worthwhile! Being a mom is the hardest job in the world, but must be a bit easier knowing your husband notices and appreciate you.’
Kristy Reinders was not saying positive words as well: “Wow!!!! He is definitely a king. What beautiful words and great role model those little fellas have. Reading it brought a tear to my eye. Well done buddy. You are a true gentleman. And to the queen, you ARE doing a wonderful job”