Our expert says:
I am confident that you are an excellent mother.
They already have an appaently excellent father - they need you as the caring mom you are, not as an auxiliary dad. And discuss these concerns with your husband, to get it in perspective.
If the kids were girls, I don't think he'd feel quite such a crisis of confidence if they chose to spend more time with you discussing fashion and make-up.
And in years to come, they will not only still appreciate you, but probably will recognize still more how much you contributed to their lives.
Meanwhile, start to prepare for them growing up enough to leave home eventually, by getting involved in other activities and interests, so as not to be so solely dependent on them and interacting mainly with them
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