Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Boys Who Can Shave
She was paying me a compliment for being a good daddy because I was feeding Joshua a bottle. She went on to explain how her husband never helps her with their almost two year old daughter. He never got up to help with feedings, he didn't change diapers, he just expected her to do it all.
So what was a flattering compliment at first ended in a confession that brought shame to fellow mankind. And unfortunately this isn't the first story of this sort that I've heard. Sadder still is that I am not exempt from this problem just because I am more hands on with the kids than some.
The problem is a general societal lack of expectation on men. This of course is coupled with a Peter Pan syndrom that most of us have to varying degrees. But there is a BIG difference between hanging onto some childlike qualities and remaining childish. Our wives are not just 2.0 versions of our Mom's. Let's act like Men instead of grown boys who can shave!!