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Husband Defends Wife After Mom Criticizes Her For Not Cleaning The House Properly

Clint Edwards runs a very popular blog dedicated to fatherhood.

Titled “No Idea What I’m Doing: A Daddy Blog”, it contains stories – both wise and humorous – about his adventures in parenthood.

He has a lot of followers, both on the blog and on Facebook.

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Clint’s main idea behind the blog was to share fatherly experiences and advice.

He did not have a father to coach him when he grew up, and as such didn’t have anyone who could give him the advice he needed regarding all sorts of fatherly activities.

So this blog is a great way to share his knowledge with the world for those who need it!

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Back in 2017, Clint shared a thoughtful and heartwarming story on his page, which was soon reposted and shared by Love What Matters.

This post talks about his wife, named Mel, who he has fathered two children with – and it has since been shared more than 3,000 times.

But what was it that resonated with readers all around the world so much?

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In his post, Clint talks about a conversation he had with his mother one fine Saturday.

As he was doing the dishes, his mom asked him if it bothered him that his wife didn’t (and wouldn’t) keep the house more clean.

She didn’t seem to mean it antagonistically and sounded more curious than anything.

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Clint writes that he admits their house isn’t the tidiest.

Their kids leave clutter around, there are half-completed projects on surfaces, and there are often dishes in the sink – all features absent in the home of his mother.

But Clint has never been bothered by that, and he didn’t think it was Mel’s sole job to clean their home – it was both of their responsibilities, as partners.

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Clint wasn’t quite sure how to reply to his mother, as the question was so out of left field and nothing he’s ever thought about.

It wasn’t long, though, before he realized where her question may have stemmed from.

Being a baby boomer, Clint’s mother and father, the latter who he didn’t know well, grew up with different values.

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Clint recalls a time where his father advised him to drop into a woman’s house unexpectedly once before deciding to marry her, to see if she kept her house well.

It’s likely that his mother had to abide by these types of mindsets and rules.

Clint, however, has never considered a messy house to be a deal-breaker.

He married his wife for her personality, her intelligence, and how she made him feel.

He married her because he loved her smile, her thoughtfulness, her sweetness, and how he knew she was the kind of person he would like to raise kids with.

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Clint told this to his mother.

He told her he didn’t marry for a spotless, spick-and-span home.

He married because he had found someone he wanted to spend the rest of his life with.

There was some silence after that, as his mother thought it over.

Finally, she spoke again, and she admitted that this was likely much more important than a clean home – a sentiment we can all agree with!