Mom vs. Dad - the 50/50 Debate Video

The moms/authors of 'Babyproofing' Your Marriage invade the Lounge to teach the DadLabs guys a thing or two about co-parenting. Biff! Take that Daddy Clay. Pow! Take that Daddy Brad. It's a 50/50 Parenting mom vs. dad cage match. You know who wins.
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Stacie Cockrell: See you have the list of stuffs you can easily divvy up. But then there is the bottom part of the list of all the activities that are not that fun, that we have to have a major negotiation about. Daddy Clay: Those are all women things I noticed that's a really better. Cathy O'Neill: Do you think we have an age ability to put the trash out an age ability to empty a cat's litter box. Daddy Clay: Women love that stuff. And we are back in the lounge continuing our conversation with Stacie Cockrell, Cathy O'Neill, authors of Babyproofing Your Marriage. We will continuing our conversation about the difficulties of living in a fifty fifty parenting marriage environment. And I guess our question is are in ambition now is to achieve the ideal of fifty fifty. Daddy Brad: Right Daddy Clay: What are they, what's the best way, what's the goal. We agreed that's a fair goal. Daddy Brad: And I think the reality in some household. Stacie Cockrell: Some two. Cathy O'Neill: That's what we have heard allegedly. Stacie Cockrell: It isn't mine, it took some work. Daddy Clay: That's the idea, we all agree that that's the idea, it's difficult given sort of the changes in general and all the difficulties we have already talked about, it's a hard idea to achieve. So what are the best ways that we can all employ to get to fifty fifty because I need that. Daddy Brad: Well yes, I think you need to figure out what each participant is doing. Stacie Cockrell: The first thing you need to do is make an everything list, everything from earning a pay cheque to mopping the floors to taking kids to the birthday parties, to buying your mother-in-law a birthday gift. I mean everything you do. Cathy O'Neill: Dry cleaning, figuring out where you are going to send them to school, figuring out family vacations, Christmas gifts. I mean we could suggest as an experiment and just list everything. Stacie Cockrell: But most people don't do that. Daddy Clay: Do you put in making a list on the list of things that you do? Cathy O'Neill: Yes, it helps. Stacie Cockrell: The number one thing you do. You make a list. Daddy Clay: Okay, so this makes perfect sense to me. You are going to try and catalog in an inventory of every task that you are doing in a given week or a given month in the house. Stacie Cockrell: Yes, because most people don't even know the work that's in front of them. It's astounding and every one is just reacting all day and you get into these score keeping arguments. Of all I like is just, I just empty the trash or well I just did the dishes, do you want a gold star? Daddy Clay: Right Stacie Cockrell: So, you really need to understand what is in front of you. Daddy Clay: I think you know women don't understand what these guys do. Daddy Brad: No, they don't. Daddy Clay: They have no idea. You don't know, I mean yes you don't know. Speaker3: This is why we don't make this thing. You haven't listed at all before us. Daddy Clay: I have got to change the oil. Daddy Brad: Yeah. Daddy Clay: Do they know that? They don't know that I have got to change? Daddy Brad: It changing the oil as the same as watering the plants inside. Daddy Clay: I checked the pipe pressure. Daddy Brad: Yeah. Stacie Cockrell: I change the oil in my car a couple of weeks ago. Do I get points for that? Cathy O'Neill: I am happy to say that I have never done that. Nor do I have any plans of ever doing. Daddy Clay: You know what the filter wrench. You went out there and did it yourself? Or you would like to the jiffy loop. Cathy O'Neill: Yes I say. Daddy Brad: Okay so watch your everything list? Cathy O'Neill: Everything yes. Daddy Brad: That's a huge list what it takes to keep the household going. Daddy Clay: What you think -- some of the things that women have in their list, that men have no idea about? What did you put on there. Cathy O'Neill: It should be things like even buying the kids their clothes. Stacie Cockrell: Yes. Cathy O'Neill: You know, I mean. Stacie Cockrell: Men

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