Is it teething time for your little one?

As busy mums, we rarely stop to long enough to consider whether our efforts have been appreciated or whether the completion of today's tasks have been acknowledged by our family members.

Juggling family commitments, balancing work responsibilities and tending to childcare arrangements is simply what we do, but there's no denying that we do feel a surge of delight when our efforts are properly recognised.

So, we can only imagine how Charlotte Sperry must be feeling following a message her husband, Tony Emms, dedicated to her on Facebook in recent days.

Uploading an image of his sleeping wife and their baby son, Tony admitted that he doesn't always appreciate his wife's workload - a mistake which he urges other men not to mimic.

Acknowledging the error of his ways, Tony wrote: "I sometimes don't give this woman the credit she is due. When I come from work she is always "tired". Now it's me who has been at work doing stuff all day, but lately I've been thinking what this amazing woman does while I'm out."

"When I leave for work she fears woken up by me and has to spring straight in to action to get up and get herself sorted for the hectic day she has, " he began. (sic)

Outlining a process which will be all too familiar to millions of mothers, Tony writes: "Gets up baby, is kicking off cause he is hungry but so is she. She doesn't eat but baby does, then sits and plays with him, then changes a disgusting nappy, then plays again, he falls asleep."

Reminding his Facebook friends and followers that advising mothers to sleep when Baby does is a fool's game, he continues: "Mummy can have a nap, no she doesn't. She does the washing, cleans up baby's toys and starts washing the pots from the night before."

"Baby wakes up and is hungry, mummy hasn't had breakfast, but she still doesn't eat. She gets baby set for his lunch. After his lunch he then wants attention and plays...remember mummy still hasn't eaten. All the cleaning she done earlier is now time wasted as baby's toys are everywhere."

Tony admits that upon returning to the family home, he often expresses irritation at the fact he must tend to household duties, writing: "I come home from working and get annoyed that I have to tidy up and say mummy hasn't done anything, yet she has worked her ass of all day to make sure the baby is healthy and happy."

Advising fellow fathers to appreciate the mother of their children, Tony urges: "If any other daddy's out there feel like me, think about what you've done and what mummy has done. Respect the mother of your child."

"She is a special type of human that has given up everything to bring up your baby. I truly love my two sleeping babyies and they both deserve their rest," Tony finished in a post which has garnered a whopping 25,000 likes and been shared more than 12,000 times.

We can only image how Charlotte must feel about her partner's heartfelt post.




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