This is just something I’ve really been noticing lately. When it is a Saturday you see all the dads out an about with the kids and just imagine thousands of moms laying on chaises at the spas with cucumbers over their eyes chanting collectively “I Love Saturdays, I Love Saturdays!” And then I wonder, “Hey, why am I the only mom out and about with my DF and my son?” How did I not get that “have a free Saturday because you’re a full-time mommy and I know how hard and hectic it is for you and you need some time to yourself?” But then I realize that my wonderfully-awesome DF offers to give me “me time” many times during the week and usually I’d rather be out and about with both of the important men in my life than sipping on a cosmo and watching Sex and the City reruns!
But it is fun to see all the bewildered dads at the playground and the mall pushing the strollers while trying to surf the net on their Android! My favorite dad-move is when they are trying NOT to push a stroller down the sidewalk. They stand nonchalantly to the side of the stroller and just barely push on only one side of the handle as if they could just say “Oh, this? This isn’t MY stroller!” Cracks me up! Be a MAN and be proud of that stroller!
But I’m so lucky to live in an area where good hands-on dads are more of the norm than the exception to the rule! Usually they are happy to be out with their kids (or maybe they’d rather do just about anything than be stuck in the office)! But I still wonder why more moms don’t want to just spend time with the whole family together. I suppose that is my problem: I feel like I don’t want to miss out on anything that Kysen learns or experiences when I’m away! When I have to be away that’s one thing, but if it’s a Saturday and I have a choice I usually decide to hang out with the two men in my life, the three of us together!
What about you mommies out there? Do you notice an influx of daddies on the weekends where you live? What’s your perception on the matter?