Something tells us his wife is none too happy with these 'ideas'...
Daddy blogger Brad Kearns aka DaDMuM is providing us with a constant stream of entertainment since he started sharing his (often unorthodox!) views on parenting. Always tongue-in-cheek, but with more than a hint of truth, despite ourselves we find we often relate.
Like his recent post about housework where he extols his love of baby wipes. We hear that Brad! Whose life hasn’t been made better by the advent of baby wipes?
“The main thing is that Sarah was just happy and grateful to be home with me and the boys,” he wrote. “She wasn’t at all going to judge me. Or my parenting. Or the house. Or the fact that I like to have baby wipes in every single room because they're so f*****g handy. Nappy changes, bench tops, walls, carpet, toys, I even used them to detail my car. I had to stop myself from putting them in the adult bathroom though. The temptation would have been too much. I don't think there's any going back for an adult who uses baby wipes on their own ass.”
Sarah is Brad’s wife, and the catalyst for his reincarnation as DaDMuM. When she was admitted to hospital with liver failure he had to take on the kids and housework by himself, becoming mum and dad.
But it’s Brad’s hilarious housework ‘solutions’ that have tickled us the most. And while none of them actually cleans the house, his genius ideas make you think he has.
“Everyone knows it's easier to let the washing pile for a week and fold it all in half an hour,” he wrote wryly. “Baby bibs? Turn them inside out and get a second meal from every bib. Got leftovers?? Cling wrap the whole f*****g pot and save on dishes. Have several dirty washing baskets (all the same style) around the house, it will seem like there's only one. Kids toys everywhere with nowhere to put them??? Just line them up and it will look neater. I tried the same approach with dirty dishes. Same concept, stack those f****s to the roof!
“[Sarah’s} literally been doing it the hard way all this time. The main thing is that she completely agreed with me. My report card was glowing. Basically said ‘shows great initiative’. Thanks babe...”
While we won’t be taking his advice on board anytime soon, we have to admit that on those days when we’re really stressed and tired, we’re not going to rule them out either!