I’m going to rattle off some super basic parenting questions. Answer them honestly, and then we’ll talk default parent and what that really means (to me, at least). Here’s the thing, you either know exactly what I’m talking about, or you don’t. And there’s no shame on being a default parent or not. It is what it is and each role in parenting carries different perks and negatives. Here are some scenarios:
It’s 7 pm, kids are down and you need toothpaste. Do you A. Run out and get it or B. Ask someone to pick it up?
Your child gets a cut at school. Does the school call you first?
Schools out, snow day! Who’s the parent to stay home with them without much thought?
It’s 2:30 am and the baby is screaming in their bed. Do you jolt awake in bed or slumber through?
Doctor’s appointment and it’s time to fill out the forms…Do you have their information memorized or are you texting to find out answers?