Man reveals his ‘day within the life’ as a ‘stay-at-home-husband’: ‘Individuals appear to suppose I misplaced my man card’

A person has described his life as “a stay-at-home husband,” whereas his wife works, detailing how they need their dynamic to “reset societal norms”.

On their joint TikTok account, Maya and Hunter, who’re primarily based in Southern California, regularly put up movies about Hunter’s life as a stay-at-home husband.

In a clip posted final month, Hunter documented his duties and the errands he does together with his spouse, which she typically paid for.

“Sorry, robust guys. It’s one other day within the lifetime of a stay-at-home husband,” he stated. “My spouse is at all times attempting to sneak in further work on the weekend, so I grabbed her, her pockets, and headed out on our weekly errands.”

After leaving their dwelling, they might be seen at a restaurant, the place Maya purchased espresso and meals. The clip then confirmed the couple at their native farmer’s market and Complete Meals.

Within the video, Hunter additionally referred to a number of the feedback he’s gotten on social media about not being sufficient of a person, since his spouse is the breadwinner of the household.

“Some folks appear to suppose I misplaced my man card, so we went to the farmers market to purchase a brand new one,” he joked. “However they had been all out, so I went to Complete Meals and acquired some flowers for my spouse.”

Maya then filmed herself holding a bouquet of white flowers after which a clip of her husband pulling a wagon of groceries, as they made their means again dwelling.

“I strapped the groceries to my mancart and acquired to arranging the flowers,” he stated. “By no means give your spouse flowers and count on her to rearrange them. That’s a chore, not a present.”

Hunter famous that when he began cleansing the home, Maya tried to assist him, which he didn’t need her to do because it was her time without work from work.

“This little girlboss tried to assist me clear the flooring. So foolish. It’s her time off, so I made her a bit studying nook and acquired to cleansing,” he continued. “Sunday reset? Extra like resetting societal norms.”

The clip concluded with Hunter vacuuming the rug of their lounge, whereas Maya sat on the sofa and browse a e-book. Within the caption, they made a refined reference to ending on a regular basis patriarchal requirements, because it reads: “Actual males purchase Cara Cara oranges.”

As of 10 Might, the video has greater than 7.7m views to this point, with TikTok customers within the feedback applauding Hunter.

“Nonetheless cooler than each alpha male,” one wrote.

“Prime examples of if he wished to, he would,” one other commented. “You guys are so healthful.”

A 3rd consumer added: “This man resides my dream.”

A number of viewers additionally praised Hunter and Maya’s relationship, acknowledging how a stay-at-home husband might be factor, versus the societal norm of a lady being the one who stays at dwelling.

“My dad is a keep at dwelling dad too!” one remark reads. “He and my mother are nonetheless collectively. 25 years later.”

“The truth that it’s a problem for a person to be a keep at dwelling dad or husband bothers me,” one other wrote. “The actual fact [that] society is like that is mistaken and unfair.”

Chatting with Buzzfeed, Hunter famous how he at present has some free time earlier than beginning his second 12 months of legislation college. And since he’s primarily been answerable for his husband-duties, Maya got here up with the concept of constructing TikTok movies to doc that.

“She had seen a development of TikToks going round about self-proclaimed ‘stay-at-home daughters’ and ‘stay-at-home wives,’ however seen an apparent lack of male presence on this style,” he defined. “She additionally seen many ladies on the platform would speak about how their husbands and boyfriends didn’t even know wash a dish, not to mention care for all the dwelling.”

Based on Hunter, a few of his each day duties have included “cleansing the home, feeding the canine, and grocery procuring”. He additionally shared how Maya had taken him out for “dinner as a deal with on the finish of an extended day”.

Though Hunter stated that he and his spouse have acquired a number of “hate and negativity” on social media, they gained’t let that cease them from making content material.

“We plan to proceed spreading our message of equality in a relationship regardless of some hate feedback as a result of, on the finish of the day, we actually imagine {that a} partnership should be equal with the intention to succeed,” he added.

Relating to how their dynamic will change as soon as Hunter turns into a lawyer, the couple famous that they’ll do what they’ve at all times carried out and “talk” with one another.

“We’ll talk our wants to at least one one other and fill in when and the place wanted,” they stated. “A relationship is a partnership and isn’t outlined by pre-determined societal roles.”

The Unbiased has reached out to Maya and Hunter for remark.


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