When I read the account of Adam and Eve, starting in Genesis 3, the phrase that comes to mind is, “You had one job.” Adam’s job was to tend the garden. Eve’s job was to help Adam. And their job as a couple was twofold: have children and take dominion over the earth. So it wasn’t EXACTLY one job, but it’s what I think about.
Of our 9 children, 6 are boys (our oldest is 17); so thinking about how to raise them properly is a constant. Children learn to do what they see the parents do; there are some things that the parents do that don’t make sense; and there are many things along the way that a parent needs to simply state because kids won’t know what you’re doing or why you’re doing it