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Dad lauded for completing his share of household chores before leaving on work trip: 'Best husband ever'

He goes grocery shopping, buys stationery for his children, cleans the kitchen and dining table, does laundry before packing his bags for the work trip.

Dad lauded for completing his share of household chores before leaving on work trip: 'Best husband ever'
Cover Image Source: TikTok | @dadsocial

Women usually take up the majority of the share of household chores and ensure that everyone's needs are met. They buy groceries, do laundry and plan for lunch meals so that nobody faces any issues during a school and work week. Men often take these chores for granted and are ignorant of their household responsibilities. However, a man named Mason Smith, who goes by @dadsocial on TikTok, is trying to change this narrative by sharing how he does his share of chores even before going on a work trip. 

Image Source: TikTok/ @dadsocial
Image Source: TikTok | @dadsocial

The now-viral video begins with the caption, "You're a husband leaving your wife and kids for a work trip tomorrow morning." Smith can be first seen shopping at a supermarket. He buys kids' stationery, a bottle of wine, chocolates, flowers and many more things that his family might need during the week. After the shopping, he washes the dishes and cleans the kitchen counter and then arranges the shoe rack. Smith goes ahead to clean the dining table, put flowers into the vase, do laundry and fold all the clothes. Once he is done with all his chores, he finally packs his bag for his trip.

Image Source: TikTok/ @dadsocial
Image Source: TikTok | @dadsocial

He then goes ahead to put all the groceries and things he got for his family in the proper places. His family is surprised to see everything he has done for them before leaving. The video ends with him leaving with his bag and his kids saying goodbye. The video went viral with about 2.8 million views and emphasized the importance of sharing the load of household responsibilities. Even though women are expected to do it all by themselves, Smith's video can be an inspiration to many fathers and husbands for simply helping out their partners with day-to-day chores.

Image Source: TikTok/ @dadsocial
Image Source: TikTok | @dadsocial

Many people in the comment section applauded Smith for helping his wife to share the load even while being away. @shelbiimickel commented, "Teamwork makes the dream work." @blobbob986 wrote, "You’re an amazing dad! Your daughters are lucky to have you." @lissys_life_with_seven shared, "This is what relationships are about. both being mature, both letting you have alone time and also time together and making an effort." @jessicadoherty02 expressed, "Best husband and dad ever!" @lindseyjobo wrote, "You are setting very high standards."

Image Source: TikTok | @dadsocial
Image Source: TikTok | @dadsocial

 

Image Source: TikTok | @dadsocial
Image Source: TikTok | @dadsocial

In another similar video, a dad Michael Vaughn shared how he reduces his partner's mental load when he is leaving the house for a conference for six days. "I vacuumed the house so she can start with no clothes. Washed and folded all the laundry so she can start with no clothes. That did not come out the way I intended. After I put our oldest to bed I'm gonna do the dishes so she can have clean dishes. Since I usually pack our toddler's lunch I prepacked parts of it so it's just grab-and-go in the morning. And since she's gonna have to wrangle both kids in the morning I put together 5 outfits for our toddler," Vaughn says.

Image Source: TikTok/@world.shaker
Image Source: TikTok | @world.shaker

In the video, Vaughn shares a helpful tip for parents who may not be accustomed to selecting outfits for their children. He highlights that it's not merely a matter of coordinating colors or aesthetics. Vaughn took additional factors into account by referencing the weather forecast while putting together the outfits. The dad also went the extra mile to ensure his partner got some rest once he returned from his conference. "And I booked a hotel room for her so she can have some time to herself after I get back," Vaughn explains.

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