This dad just got real about motherhood

You know what they say: You've got to walk a mile in her shoes.

Photo: DaDMum
Photo: DaDMum via Facebook

Being a dad is basically the same role as being a mom, right? That’s what father-of-two Brad Kearns, 27, thought—until one day when he had to take the wheel in his household.

It was a Saturday like any other when Kearns had to rush home from work upon hearing that his wife had been admitted to the hospital for liver failure. She underwent treatment, and during her recovery time at the hospital, Kearns took on the “mom” role—or “DaDMuM,” as he calls himself on the Internet. Kearns became fully immersed into what moms actually go through as he took care of his two-year-old and six-week-old baby. He documented it all in a very raw and real post on his Facebook page that has garnered more than 61,000 “likes” so far and a slow clap from moms everywhere.

In the hilarious post, he compares his day to a Law and Order scene:

5:00 pm arrival at home – The Eagles Land
5:01 pm… Initial scans of the house:
1. Living quarters trashed
2. Rations reduced to tiny teddies, gravy stock, tea bags and a clear lack of defrosted meat
3. Knox (2 yo) limited speech ability wants to watch a DVD and communicated this by roaring at me. Finn (6 wks) communicates only by way of the hot and cold guessing game, crying for hot and emphatic crying for cold.

But aside from the knee-slappers, there are some tear jerkers in there, too. He describes the beauty of baby sleep and what it’s like to witness that as a dad:

“When you change and finish feeding them, and you gently pick him up to burp him, and he burps, and you rub his back to make him comfortable. And his eyelids become heavy, and he breathes heavily through his nose as the comforting warmth becomes too much for him to be able to keep his eyes open. It’s really beautiful…” Kearns writes.

His day ends, not surprisingly, with him exhausted, unshaven and messy-haired (the equivalent of a high-bun, am I right ladies?). “I have not even mastered the ability to keep my own personal hygiene as a mum let alone the ability to keep a house, educate children, prepare meals and even venture outside for activities,” he writes. The cherry on top? His hashtag: #iwanttobedadagain.

You’ve got that right.

Click here to read his full post.

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