Never wonder why we call of mom who works award “A working mom” and a dad who works is just called “a dad”?
Well, for eons, women were the unsung heroes of raising the kids.
They tended the cave while men were hunting, gathering, pillaging, and eventually donning sharp suits to work in ad agencies and host game shows.
But families look different now.
No matter what their gender, all that matters is being lucky enough to have a partner to count on, an ally who’ll always have your back.
They are the strengths to your weaknesses, the Yin to your Yang, the Kathie Lee to your Hoda.
Occasionally, you’ll run into a fellow stay-at-home warrior who’s struggling with the relentless chaos of doing the hardest job in the world.
When you see one of these pioneers, appreciate that they were trailblazers for the rest of us. And in the end, if you’re feeling overwhelmed, sometimes you just have to admit that no one person can do everything. At least not well.
Sure, it’ll take us a bit to work out the kinks of this whole stay-at-home dad thing.
And are we gonna make mistakes? Sure.
But at least we’ll make them…
* The New Normal, Season 1, Episode 13: Stay-At-Home Dad
January, 16 2013, 9:31pm