Photo of 6-Year-Old Boy Doing Chores Goes Viral: 'Household Work Isn't Just For Women'
Chivalry isn't dead.
In a post that has quickly gone viral, a Michigan mom posted images of her 6-year-old son doing chores in an effort to emphasize that household work “isn’t just for women.”
In the picture that’s been shared nearly 150,000 times, Lyle can be seen cooking, sweeping, and doing laundry.
“We do it all the time. I think there are a lot of guys who are raised to only do manly things and don't know how to cook and clean,” Lyle’s mom, Nikkole Paulum, of Monroe, told InsideEdition.com. “I think it's important because I want my child to be self-efficient and well-rounded.”
Paulum said some of the bad relationships with men in her own past also encourage her to teach her son to never be too “manly” to cook or do chores.
“I raise him to be better than them, to respect women and to be able to be independent. Most of my friends have said that they wish guys were good men who respected women and I just realized that it's my job to make him a good man,” said Paulum.
Paulum, who is a single mother, surely has plans for little Lyle.
“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,” she wrote.
In response, other mothers have left pictures of their own children doing chores on the post.