According to this Boston Globe headline, new generation of dads is apparently staying at the office longer, and handing the parenting chores over to Mom, where they belong. No more of this, "let me take over," and "here, let me help, let's be equal partners" crap. They--
Oh, waitaminnit. Apparently, the new generations of dads are cancelling things to stay home when the kids are sick, changing diapers, getting more involved--they're not just 'assistant parents' anymore. My bad. Go about your business, people.
But not before you click on this awesome scare quote from Dr. Jerrold Shapiro, a counselling psychologist from California:
'Mom's tired, dad offers to take over. Mom watches from the doorway while he diapers. He fumbles. Which is the front, which is the back? Mom makes a small sound in the back of her throat. It scares the heck out of dad and the baby. She rushes over. She comforts baby and secures the diaper 'properly.' And she puts herself in prison for the rest of her life."That's right, ladies. Complain about the "wrong" socks and you go to jail for the rest of your life.
Dads are no longer the 'assistant parent' [boston.com, via DT reader Emily]