Single mom teaches son life lesson: 'Household work isn't just for women'
A Michigan mother, and MTV reality star, is making headlines again after sharing a post about her young son and the gentleman he is becoming.
Earlier this month, Nikkole Paulun, of 16 and Pregnant, shared a photo collage of her 6-year-old, Lyle, cooking and doing household chores. The single mother of two explained in the following post it’s aimed at teaching him lifelong lessons:
“I teach my son to cook & do household chores. Why? Because household work isn't just for women. Because one day he might be a single man, living on his own, who will actually know how to do laundry & not eat take out every night. Because one day he might want to impress a significant other with a meal cooked by his own hands. Because one day when he has kids & a spouse, he's going to need to do his fair share around the home. Because I live in a generation of people who complain that school didn't teach us how to cook, do laundry, tie a tie, or pay taxes. Because teaching my son how to do these things and be a productive member of society both outside the home and inside, starts with ME. Because it's okay to let your child be a child but still teach them lifelong lessons along the way. My son will never be too "manly" to cook or do chores. He 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.”
Her post has been shared more than 57,000 times and has more than 144,000 likes.
Last January, Paulun shared another picture of her son that quickly went viral, stating he takes her to dinner once a month with his allowance.
“He opens doors for me, pulls out my chair, talks about his day, and asks me how mine was, pays the bill with money he earned by doing chores, and even tips the waiter/waitress,” Paulun said.