The husband wants to make his wife feel special so he has started to bake extra batches of banana bread just for his wife.
The day we become a parent is the day we start to gradually prioritize our kids over our unwinding time, TV privileges and even some of our favorite foods. For example, when kids love a particular food item, they finish off the whole thing before the parents can even get to it and they are okay with it. While parents are gladly ready to make some lifestyle changes and sacrifices for their kids, deep down, they still wish to enjoy things of their own. Reddit user, u/JephriB, realized that his kids eat up the entire banana bread that he bakes without sparing any for his wife and decided to put in some extra effort to make a special batch for her.
The individual shared a photo of the freshly baked banana bread loaf he made for his wife captioning, "When I bake banana bread, my kids often gobble it up before my wife gets any. So, I've started to make a little extra batter in order to bake her a small loaf of her own, which my kids know not to touch." He goes on to name it "the Mamana bread" to make it evident for the kids that it belonged to their mom. This post was received well by the community users who love the fact that he put some thought into making an extra batch and asking the kids to stay away from their mom's share.
While some users appreciated his consideration for his wife and loved the "Mamana bread" wordplay, few users emphasized the need for teaching the kids to pick up the habit of showing empathy. "Cute-ish but I hope you are also teaching your kids how to respect being told no. It's good for them to learn that resources are limited and they still have to share rather than simply creating more resources." wrote u/earlysong. "Or just learn to share and not be greedy. Cute still but the reason kinda sucks." commented u/Extension_Vacation_2.
In another relatable instance, a man (@minton__jr) posted on TikTok about how he doesn't "help" his wife but does what he is "supposed to do" as a parent and a spouse. In Minton's view, couples in a relationship or marriage need to acknowledge the fact that the household and parenting responsibilities are shared equally by both of them. He upholds the idea of considering one's spouse or partner as a teammate and indicates that whether your spouse is a stay-at-home parent or working parent, the effort ultimately needs to be shared by both individuals. He considers his role in cooking, cleaning and other chores to be equivalent to his wife's and wants people to normalize this thought process.
Similar to the mom mentioned in the Reddit post, some parents tend to forget about their own needs and desires once they have kids. Her husband's timely counter-action against their kids by baking an extra batch shows good presence of mind. So, it is up to the spouses to recognize their partner's silent struggles and act in accordance. After all, it takes two to tango, when couples decide to parent together.