Thursday, January 8, 2009

Dear Do-Nothing Dad


Here's an article from Cookiemag.com (of all places!) that I think sums up a lot of my personal feelings regarding so many dads out there that make the rest of us look bad - and their dutiful, enabling wives. Special thanks to my wife for bringing this to my attention and to Graham Carr for cooking it up.

2 comments:

Adam said...

Great article. Thanks for the link.

I see this a lot; in ouy birthing classes when asked "what do you want your partner to learn here" 4 out of 7 women said "To learne they ACTUALLY have to do something".

Julie said...

Thanks so much for enlightening me about the male mind. Collectively, my husband and I have 6 children and for some reason my husband cannot fathom why I am so exhausted at the end of the day. We both work outside the home. I, also, work a business from home. Admittedly, his profession is much more stenuous physically, but that doesn't equate to a life of leisure for me. My week in short - Mon. is baseball practice for 2 hours after work, home, homework, showers, and the list goes on and repeats thru Thurs. Tues. golf practice and choir. Wed. golf practice, art club, & builders club. Thurs. golf & chess club. Fri. Choir & then who needs to be where & by what time? Sat. Baseball games, team mom duties, pick up & deliver kids to respective friends who just called... Sun. Church & hopefully catching up on housework and laundry.
Husbands weekly schedule Mon. - Work, home, insert & remove frozen lasagna while we're @ baseball practice. Tues. Work, come home, nap, TV, take one to golf, return home, load up and go fishing. Wed. Work, home, nap fishing or watch fishing on TV. Thurs. & Fri. - Same Sat. & Sun. - Mow (if not too hot!) and don't forget fishing, napping, and asking what's for dinner.
I must extend my sincere gratitude to Mr. Carr for the much needed push to say, "It's your turn. Mom is going to take a nap!"