I don't know about all of you, but my husband is my rock. He's the one that helps hold our prehistoric household together. Without him supporting us, I wouldn't not be a stay-at-home mom, who is homeschooling three out of our four children. It just wouldn't happen. My husband has a firm grasp on how to do things, and does them well- most of the time without me even asking! My father is an amazing man, who led our family through a lot, when I was growing up. That man worked himself to the bone trying to provide for us. His shifts were long and hard, but he never complained. My brother in laws are the same way! All of them are extremely hard working men, who, not only support their families, but lead them! My father in law worked in the Navy, was gone for most of the year, so that he could provide for his family. When he got home, he worked more to make sure that everything was working right in the house. He knows more about construction then most people I know! My sons have some wonderful examples of hard working men, and I know that the men, in my family, aren't the only examples. I know of so many examples, and yet the entertainment industry seems set on undermining these examples.
By showing how these overweight, sloppy, lazy men can somehow manage to marry this beautiful, thin, and smart woman who will fix everything that the man seems to bungle, it's teaching our sons that it's OK to just go through life not trying your best. It also undermines the father's authority over the children. That's why I was so excited to see this commercial.
Finally! Something that doesn't emasculate men, but shows how to be a dad. My husband said that within the first few minutes it was the perfect dialogue on how to be a dad. Sure it's a commercial to try and sell cereal, but the message is clear. A dad's job is to be the enforcer, and sometimes the re-enforcer. I really hope that this is just the start of more commercials, and hopefully TV shows, like this. Sadly a lot of children don't have a father figure, and without someone showing them the way they are more than likely to turn out just like that sloppy, lazy man.
Let's lift our men up, and help them to be the fathers that they were created to be, and stop demoralizing them.
Until Next Time,