A father's Facebook post in tribute to his wife and the hard work she does taking care of their child while he's at work has gone viral.
Tony Emms explained in his post that every day when he comes home from work, his fiance, Charlotte Sperry, says she's tired. This often leads him to wonder what it is she does all day — considering he's the one who's been at work.
"Lately I’ve been thinking what this amazing woman does while I’m out ... surely she just sits with the baby and watches tv and has a chilled day right?" he writes. "NO is the answer."
Emms goes on to explain all of the things Sperry does on a daily basis with their son.
"So [she] gets up baby is kicking off cause he is hungry but so is she, she doesn’t eat but baby does ... then sits and plays with him, then changed a disgusting nappy, then plays again, he falls asleep ... brilliant mummy can have a nap, no she doesn’t she does the washing, cleans up baby’s toys and starts washing the pots from the night before," he writes.
"Baby wakes up and is hungry mummy hasn’t had breakfast but she still doesn’t eat she gets baby set for his lunch, after his lunch he then wants attention and plays … remember mummy still hasn’t eaten ... all the cleaning she done earlier is now time wasted as baby’s toys are everywhere," he writes.
Emms admitted that he's sometimes annoyed when his son's toys aren't picked up by the time he gets home, often thinking that "mommy hasn't done anything." He realized, however, that the real reason is because of the amount of work she does all day long to take care of their son.
"She is a special type of human that has given up everything to bring up your baby," he said. "I truly love my 2 sleeping baby’s and they both deserve their rest.”
Emms's post quickly went viral, garnering over 40,000 likes and 13,000 shares since it was originally posted, as of Feb. 5. He later wrote a follow-up message saying that he never expected his post to resonate with so many people.
"This post was not aimed to go viral or anything it was just to let my partner know how much I love and care for her and that I was sorry that I ever thought she did nothing while I was at work," he wrote on his Facebook page.