With more and more women heading back to work within a year of having a baby, the term ‘house husband’ has become more accepted.
Some might say it’s bordering on ‘trendy’ to be a stay-at-home dad, especially now that David Beckham, one of the most famous men in the world, not only does it but says he loves it.
It's only been seven months since he retired from professional football, but David - who is worth a whopping £190 million - has revealed he is now a proud 'house husband', spending his time cooking and doing the school run while wife and mum Victoria focuses on her fashion lines.
The Beckhams moved to London with their four children at the end of last year. In an interview with Jonathan Ross, David said he 'loves' being a house husband, adding: "I've been lucky."
"I've always been able to take the boys to school in the mornings and pick them up and make them dinner and things like that. So I do even more of that,” he said.
"I'm able to take all three of the boys to school and then I take Harper to her school for a few hours and then pick her up. I'm kind of like a driver at the moment, I'm always in the car."
Describing Victoria as his 'rock', David thanked her for supporting him during his career, but said he was now happy to do 'normal things' like going to the pub while she goes to work.
He said: "Victoria's success has been really incredible and, it's simple, she works really hard. She's a great mother, of course, and she looks after the boys and Harper and that's our priority and her priority, but she works really hard.
"She's a hard-working mother and the success that she's had, she deserves."
David revealed that their children - Brooklyn, 14, Romeo, 11, and Cruz, eight, and two-year-old daughter Harper - are already taking after their parents, with Harper showing an early penchant for designer clothes and the boys insisting they want to get tattoos like their father.
"[Harper] gets her outfit ready the night before, and then she gets up in the morning, we go down to get her ready and she changes her mind,” he said.
“So then, by this time, we're in a rush. The boys are arguing over what breakfast they want, and I'm trying to get them ready as well.
"But then I'm in the room with Harper trying to pick out outfits and anything which I pick out, which I think looks great, she puts back in. She's two and a half.
"She just says, 'No’. But anything that she picks out, she looks amazing in, so it's easy."
"[The boys have] already said they're having tattoos done. And I said, 'Well, be different, don't have any tattoos'. And they said, 'No, we're going to have one. We're going to have, 'Mum and Dad'. So I can't really say no to that."
David has a vast collection of tattoos, from his detailed sleeves to body art across his chest and back.
Earlier this year he said: "I have 32 and I don't regret any of them. They all have a meaning.
"I think that's what's important about tattoos, if they have a meaning you'll never regret them."