The quick and dirty: in the Netherlands, about 25% of male employees are part-time workers. Some of these men have taken to the idea of the “Daddy Day” – a day that Dutch men take off of work so that they can stay home with their child and do the most important work – taking care of their child.
First of all – hooray! Good work, dudes! And second – the United States isn’t ready for it.
(picture by Alan Sailer sans caption) Cole Gamble at The Good Men Project put up a story about how having a son has opened his mind about all things penis. I thought I’d weigh in on the idea, as I had been ruminating on the same topic lately. Gamble talks about how to a baby, their junk is a magical toy that never gets boring. To the onlooking parent, you think “god, that’s got to hurt.” As my son prepares to turn two years old, I’ve come to realize that his whole life has more or less been all about his junk. His pickle, his onions…the whole little sack of veggies. And occasionally (read: daily), it’s about my junk too, since he spends a lot of our playtime crushing my salad bar.
This isn’t going to get much prettier, so if you’re not into nut jokes, your ride ends here. On the bright side, if you love crotch humor – continue!