I love the ways that male au pairs and families that host them are pushing American stereotypes about masculinity and childcare.
I love that male au pairs help us see different ways that our kids can connect to adults.
I love that male au pairs give us a differently-gendered window into our culture and others.
This is all kind of funny, though, since I know absolutely zero male au pairs. They are an abstract concept to me– a positive one, but an abstract one.
When Host Parents write with questions about male au pairs, I don’t have a deep well of second-hand information either. So, families that have hosted male au pairs, and you handful of male au pairs who read AuPairMom, come answer this Host Mom’s questions:
If you have a bropair, what do you wish you’d known about hosting a bropair before he came?
If you are a bropair, what do you wish your host family knew?