Nikkole Paulun shared pictures of her 6-year-old cooking, loading the dishwasher and doing laundry. Her point? “Household work isn’t just for women,” she wrote. “My son will never be too ‘manly’ to cook or do chores.” As a single mom, Paulun wants her son Lyle to be “somebody who is self-sufficient and that he’s not considered lazy,” she later told ABC News.
“He will be the kind of man who can come inside from changing a tire to check on his pot roast,” she said. “Remember parents, a man who believes he shouldn’t have to cook or do chores was once a boy who was never taught any better.”
Although some people argue that kids should be kids, Paulun stresses that she does the majority of the housework while Lyle helps out and earns an allowance. And once her one-year-old daughter grows old enough, she’ll teach her the same “male” and “female” skills she’s picked up over the years. “They’re raised seeing me do both since I’m a single mother,” she explained.
Paulun might run a tight ship, but she still lets her children relax. She also posted a picture of Lyle playing video games — after he finished his chores, of course.
[h/t ABC News]