Sunday, June 17, 2012

Give Dads More Credit

Mothers are extraordinary, selfless, mythic.
Dads are a bunch of deadbeats.

A case of mommy envy?
Or a reflection of how our culture values dads.

Mothers hog all the child-rearing glory.
Dads are all but forgotten.

There’s a mommy bias in popular culture.
Dads go uncelebrated.

Mr. Mom is no longer just a funny movie.
Mr. Mom is real life for millions of dads.

Mr. Mom gets a holiday.  Happy Father’s Day.

© 2012 Catherine Giordano

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