There are definitely mixed opinions when it comes to co-sleeping and bed sharing. While many people think it's a bad idea, one dad says it's time for people to allows moms follow their instincts.
David Brinkley, a father of two, shared a photo of his wife sleeping in the same bed as their kids. Brinkley claimed he recently overheard his wife on the phone with a friend, talking about co-sleeping - the Brinkley family frequently co-sleeps - and his wife's friend apparently exclaimed she couldn't believe Brinkley was okay with such an arrangement. "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," Brinkley wrote.
He went on to defend his wife and her choice, and encourages others, especially dads, to do the same. "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," he wrote on the post, which has since received over 21,000 shares and 115,000 likes.
Whether you agree with the idea of co-sleeping or not, Brinkley's message goes behind bed sharing. The core of what he is saying has to do with husbands respecting their wives as mothers. "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."
And let us tell you, that message certainly resonated with people.
Of course dads should always speak up if they feel their children are unsafe, because the best type of parenting is when both parents are involved. But it's also important to trust your wife's instincts because motherhood is a very powerful thing.
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