May 31, 2011
Two Books in One!
When I chose What Mommies Do Best by Laura Numeroff from the library this week, I had no idea I was actually getting two books in one! Halfway through reading the book to my daughter, I noticed that suddenly the pages were upside down. That's because when you flip the book over you find another book...What Daddies Do Best. Bonus!
So you might be wondering...what do mommies do best? Mommies help you learn to ride a bike, give you a piggyback ride, repair a loose button on your favorite bear, take care of you when you're sick, help you build a snowman, and even bake you a delicious birthday cake. Guess what? Daddies do the same things! By showing both mommies and daddies doing the same variety of tasks (gardening, playing, baking, sewing, etc) this book blurs the usual line between gender roles and shows that parenting is universal. Best of all, both mommies and daddies can give you lots and lots of love!