Michigan came under fire when she posted a picture of her 7 years old son doing chores. Many were quick to judge her parenting style saying she’s raising him to be a girl.
It’s so sad that people think cleaning is a gender role. They believe that girls are meant to be taught how to cook, do the laundry, and clean the house, while most males are expected to be skillful with tools and do sports.
Michigan is a single mom of two boys and she’s trying to raise her boys in the best way possible. She believes that teaching them common life roles will make them prepared for the future.
I teach my son to cook & do household chores. Why? Because household work isn’t just for women. Because one day he might be a single man, living on his own, who will actually know how to do laundry & not eat take out every night. Because one day he might want to impress a significant other with a meal cooked by his own hands. Because one day when he has kids & a spouse, he’s going to need to do his fair share around the home. Because I leave in a generation of people who complain that school didn’t teach us how to cook, do laundry, tie a tie, or pay taxes. Because teaching my son how to do these things and be a productive member of society both outside the home and inside, starts with ME. Because it’s ok to let your child be a child but still teach them lifelong lessons along the way. My son will never be too “manly” to cook or do chores. He will be the kind of man who can come inside from changing a tire to check on his pot roast. Who can properly sort his laundry and mow the lawn too? 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,” she wrote.
In my opinion, she’s doing an awesome job as a mom and we wish her all the best.