When our son was born one of the questions we got asked quite often was what we were going to do with him when I went back to work. And when we said that my husband was resigning to look after the baby we got many surprised looks and reactions. Especially since we’re Muslim and this is not the most traditional of set-ups. But it’s the one that works for us.
And while many thought that it was cool, a lot more people thought it was weird. It seems the older generation is too stuck in societal gender roles to even consider the fact that a father is capable of caring for his child for more than a few hours.