Brad Kearns and wife Sarah have two boys, two-year-old Know and six-week-old Finn
Brad works 40-plus-hours per week while Sarah is a stay at home mum “doing what women seem to so effortlessly do” as Brad says.
However, one day while at work, Brad received a text from his wife saying “My liver has failed.”
It was at that moment, Brad had to step up.
“And that’s when I became the mum.”
Brad posted on Facebook about his experience of filling his wife’s shoes for the day.
“It’s been 24 hours and I feel like the Law & Order change beat would be appropriate about now.”
Brad’s account of what happened over the course of his 24 hours as ‘mum’ is some pretty hilarious reading.
"As the night rolls on and my patience wears thin; I reduce myself to keeping Knox quiet by allowing him to place stickers on my (very hairy) legs.
"He was being quiet... 'It's okay, I can shave them off in the morning' was the thought. 'Just don't wake Finn'"
It all got a lot worse when Brad's in-laws decided to check in on the three boys.
“It was in that moment I knew I was defeated.
“It was also in that moment I knew she knew I knew I was defeated.
“A vulnerability we try our best to keep from our in-laws.
“That was only 16 hours of being a mum. And I failed.”
Mum Sarah’s condition is not serious but she is still in hospital so it looks like Brad will have to do this all over again tomorrow.
Promising daily updates of his antics, be sure to keep up to date with this dad trying to be ‘mum’.
We wish a full and speedy recovery to Sarah so that Brad can get back to what he does best, being a dad.
You can read Brad's full post here, it's definitely worth it.