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Old 01-16-2005, 09:01 PM
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WebWench,
re: your "rant" regarding the double standard.
I think the reason men get "credit" for doing family things is that its still against type. Mothers are typically the "nuturer". I'm over 50, and very different from my father. he worked to earn the money to support the family. That was his contribution. Anything else wasn't expected and he didn't do it.
I determined to be a different kind of father to my 2 sons. I worked ( 50+) a week, but I also made time for them. I spent a few years coaching baseball, attending plays and concerts, and just spending time with them. I wasn't like my father; I made other, different mistakes. My sons will not be fathers like me. We all react to the situation we were in, and determine not to make the same mistakes; we make other ones.
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