Single mom, Nikkole Paulun of Michigan posted photos of her son cooking and cleaning on Facebook and the post has since gone viral.
She begins the post by saying, “I teach my son to cook & do household chores. Why? Because household work isn’t just for women.”
And it isn’t. Paulun goes on to say why its necessary for her son to have these skills:
“My son will never be too ‘manly’ to cook or do chores,” she wrote. The mom also challenged the gender stereotypes that divide everyday tasks ― relegating women to chores like cooking and cleaning and men to more mechanical work.”
“[My son] 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.”
Of course, Paulun was met with some criticism. One commenter asked if Paulun would teach her one-year-old daughter Ellie and any future daughters, “to do yard work, change a tyre and now the lawns [sic]” or if her stance against gender stereotypes “only goes one way.”
Though her daughter is obviously too young to start doing such things, Paulun replied, yes, and added, “They’re raised seeing me do both since I’m a single mother.”
Another commenter ridiulously insinuated that she was raising a “servile” child. “I enjoy and do the majority of the housework. My son just helps along the way and earns allowance as well,” Paulun explained.
Check out the full Facebook post below: