Szeps, who is dad to 19-month-old twins Stella and Cooper, with husband Josh, Marshall explained that he was in the first week of a month of caring for his children whilst Josh is away for work.
“He wants to follow his dreams and make money for the family,” he told Marshall in mock anger, adding that Josh is performing a comedy show for four weeks with no respite, in Melbourne.
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Marshall then shared there’s a part of her that appreciates when her husband is away for work.
“There’s so much less mess. There’s just not as much washing and clutter and dishes,” she said. “There’s just less work.”
But Marshall’s words were caveated.
“The flip side is there’s so much more work with the baby.”
Szeps immediately agreed, observing, “You realise right away how much more work single parents do. Not just for a month, not just for a week, but for a lifetime.”
Marshall, explaining that her mother, who passed away thirteen years ago from Cancer, was a single mum who worked two jobs, could speak from personal experience.
“I was thinking when I was alone with my own child, in those moments of [being] overwhelmed and exhaustion, being done with it, being done with parenting and you have no one else to turn to in that moment… how brave her decision was to leave my father.”
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