David Brinkley, from the US, overheard a conversation his
partner had with her friends about co-sleeping. He heard one of the friends mention
the fact he must “hate” that his wife wants the kids in the
bed with her.
“This blew my mind and has bothered me for days,” Brinkley shared on
the Love What Matters Facebook page on 3
“So I just decided to come
out as a man and set a few things straight. I do not hate any
part of what makes my wife the mother that she is.
“I would NEVER degrade or
disregard anything that she feels like doing for my
Brinkley continued: “Do I
have to squeeze into a small corner of the bed sometimes?
Yeah. But my God how beautiful does she look holding my
children making them feel loved and safe?
“The thing is, our wives only
experience these little seasons in motherhood for a short
time. They carry
our babies, they birth them, they nurture them and maybe
while they are little they let them crawl into our beds and
“But eventually our babies
get bigger they grow up they get ‘too cool’ for snuggles so
why would we as men want to steal a single second of this
time from them?
“Being mothers is part of
their identity and what’s a year or three out of decades of
life spent together?”
The dad added that he was
“proud” of the decisions his wife makes as a mum and he
supports every single one of them.
“I would never want to rob
her of this time she has or these seasons that are in
reality, too short to not enjoy,” he added. “Please respect
your wives as mothers.”
In less than 24 hours, the post had 22,000 shares and more
than 110,000 likes.
“To have a man who cares so deeply about his partner and
children is the most beautiful thing on earth I think,” one
Another commented: Beautiful picture… people really are to
quick to judge anyone who lets their child in their bed. Life
is way too short so enjoy the snuggles.”
A dad also commented: “As a dad of five, we always have at
least one in our bed and we embrace it with open arms and
“It is such a great feeling to know that my kids still like
to have mummy and daddy time.”