Saturday, October 20, 2012

daddy | daughter time

Whit has been working a lot of hours lately, and has been struggling to achieve this whole "work-life balance" utopia that's been so in vogue as of late, and that I'll be dealing with in about 6 weeks. To be honest, it's been nice to see some recognition that men also struggle with being involved with their families.

[There are probably many arguments to be made that involve this position detracting from mothers' struggles to raise a family; women still being seen as the primary caretakers of children (and thus the ones to blame for any issues); and men being the beneficiary of low expectations in child-rearing. My perspective is that there are lots of dudes who should be and want to be present in their children's lives, and workplaces should support ALL parents in raising children without suffering professionally. End soapbox.]

I've been trying to be patient and understanding, but I do want Whit to enjoy his time with Linnea while she's still so little. As he said last week, "she'll never be 9 weeks old again." I also want to ensure that she develops a good relationship with her father.

So far, I think we don't have much to worry about.

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