Don't Compliment Me for Changing a Diaper
Don't compliment me for changing a diaper because I'm a dad.
I generally love any and all praise (please delete your account if you attribute this to millenials only), but this one is a bit of a problem.
In the year 2017, it shouldn't be groundbreaking, admirable, or cute for a guy to do one's job / pull one's weight in the realm of child care.
It feels so obvious to the point of being silly to type.
Diapers (whose terribleness is overrated) come with the territory of caring for tiny humans and trying to reach egalitarian status with your spouse or co-parent. At least one former president agrees...
Maybe we can set the bar higher for complimenting dads. Such as: did they find a way to try their best to learn everything they can about their daughter or son? Are they finding time to keep their relationships healthy? Have they taught the child about the Beatles from an early age?
Do compliment me for changing a diaper: in record time, while doing silly voices, while avoiding getting caught in the crossfire, but not just for the act alone. Even better, let’s put that extra energy into supporting moms for their inimitable work and sacrifice.