What Happens When Mommy’s Not Home? – When Daddy Is In Charge

2524_10200276048617136_885091514_n*Disclaimer* For those that offend easily, we do not feed our toddler alcohol. This was a photo shot of our daughter grabbing an empty case of beer off of a shelf in our kitchen. The look of intoxication on her face was just a funny coincidence.

I am what my husband affectionately refers to as the “No Mommy”. This is a name that I have earned because I choose not to let our daughter eat junk food, ย watch t.v. all day or leave the house without a coat on, etc… So, if I am the “No Mommy”, it is probably no surprise that my husband is the “Yes Daddy”.

I love my husband dearly, but sometimes the thought of him at home with our little girl makes me a wee bit nervous.

Did he feed her Doritos & ice cream for supper?

Did he remember to brush her teeth?

I hope they are not watching a Law & Order marathon.

What time did she go to bed?

Last week after a day with her father, Mai was frantically asking me for Skittles. Skittles? That is weird. When has she ever had Skittles?

My husband & I work opposing work schedules, so it is very rare that we get to enjoy time together as a family. It is very difficult going to work each day & leaving my two loves. My husband & I have an arrangement that we always send updates & picture messages throughout the day. We text each other on how she ate & what cute things she did or said for that day. I get snippets of her day with daddy through the mobile universe & sometimes the things I see make me chuckle.

Here is an example of what my daughter looks like when Daddy gets her dressed in the morning… A little stripe on stripe clashing here.

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Of course, Daddy is just passing on his own keen sense of fashion…


Supper time in our house can be a challenge…


So, now what is for dessert?

It’s time for some exercise…

My husband teases that I keep our daughter in bubble wrap. Perhaps, I am a little over protective, so seeing photos like this, make me cringe. That doesn’t look very safe baby girl. Quick, get me that bubble wrap.



Let’s wind down before bed with some brain stimulating activity…

At the drive in - I hope it's educational.

At the drive in – I hope it’s educational.

Our daughter is a lot of work..a lot of work. Every so often when daddy needs an extra hand getting her ready for bed, he calls Mai’s uncle Pete. How many men does it take to change and bathe a baby?


Are you sure you guys know what you are doing?


So after a short bed time story, it’s time to go to sleep…

Hey dad, look Doritos are on sale. Let's stock up.

Hey dad, look Doritos are on sale. Let’s stock up.


Daddy. mommy normally puts me in the crib.

This is what my crazy mommy mind envisions while she’s away from home. The truth is I know that my husband is a wonderful and loving father & a day in the life with daddy looks more like this…



Just don’t let me catch you feeding her Doritos for supper.

Up next…Christmas sensory box

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About The Pinterested Parent

I am loving wife to my best friend & mommy to our smarty pants little girl, who loves to learn, craft & play. I am an artist, a crafter & I am Pinterest addict. When I first started my blog it was meant to be an outlet for my Pinterest addiction. I was looking to inspire & be inspired. What it became was a wonderful journey for me & my daughter in which we chronicle our activities, crafts, lessons & a hefty slice of our life. Please join us as we navigate through this wonderful thing called motherhood.
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18 Responses to What Happens When Mommy’s Not Home? – When Daddy Is In Charge

  1. mpapachatzis says:

    I came here after you followed me. Great blog! I I’ve your humor and it’s a nice blog in general.

  2. I had to laugh out loud at your husband’s sweater! Sorry! We are the opposite of you guys! My husband works nights so he is not around at night and I am the Yes Mommy and when he is home he is the Yes Daddy! We make each other crazy!

  3. Yette Cruz says:

    Haha, I have the same situation at home. My mom is a ‘No Mommy’ & my dad’s the opposite. Love your hubbie’s sweater. Haha! No wonder he dressed your daughter with stripes, lol. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Sekar says:

    I laugh so hard at the stripes on stripes clash!!

  5. I’m also opposite with my husband. If mommy is at home, everything is clean and well organized. When daddy is in-charged at home well disaster happens!

  6. Duncan Goh says:

    cute. LOL looking at the pics ๐Ÿ˜€

  7. my kids get away with thing sometimes when hubby is in charge lol

  8. Tarana says:

    I think it’s really cute that you send each other her pics throughout the day! Usually, moms and dads have very different ways of parenting, but in the end I think it’s good for the child.

  9. Sophie says:

    This was so so funny. As a 20 year old who hasn’t even thought of having children but is still curious, it was so great to hear an honest opinion about the worries of parent-hood. I know I will be EXACTLY the same when I have a child. Probably the most paranoid person around ๐Ÿ˜›


    • pinparent says:

      Sophie, It is endless worrying. It is a blessing. When you have a child someday, I have no doubt that you will be a wonderful mommy, but Damn! it is hard sometimes. Lol

  10. annu says:

    I think its adorable how you two keep each other informed about her ๐Ÿ™‚ and so true that when Daddys are incharge it is a fun time
    I laughed at the “How many men does it take to change and bathe a baby?”

  11. HAHAHA to that picture with the beer box. That is so funny! I love your honesty about kids…I have a few good years before I’m ready! ๐Ÿ™‚

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