A Midwestern father posted a sweet letter defending his wife’s decision to occasionally share a bed with their two children — an infant and a toddler — and it’s gone viral.
Yukon, Oklahoma resident David Brinkley wrote the letter in response to other dads who believe that bed-sharing with children is somehow unhealthy.
“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,” he said on Facebook.
So he felt he needed to answer the naysayers.
“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,” Brinkley wrote of his wife, Alora. “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?” he asked.
But he added that the rewards far outweigh any temporary discomfort.
“Yeah? But my God how beautiful does she look holding my children? Making them feel loved and safe?”
And as proof, he took a quick snapshot of his wife and children snoozing comfortably together.
Brinkley went on to say that these opportunities won’t last forever, and we have to take them whenever we can.
“Our wives only experience these little seasons in motherhood for a short time. They carry our babies they birth them they nurture them and maybe while they are little they let them crawl into our beds and snuggle but eventually our babies get bigger they grow up they get ‘too cool’ for snuggles so why would we as men want to steal a single second of this time from them?” he wrote.
Brinkley concluded his post with a request that all fathers respect their wive’s roles as mothers.
The post has since been removed, but as of Saturday afternoon it was shared more than 67,000 times, according to Fox5 in New York.
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