Last week, former Terminator and California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and his wife Maria Shriver announced that they were in the middle of a divorce.

Rumors had been around for years that Schwarzenegger was less than honest in his relationship. But just after deciding on the divorce, Schwarzenegger dropped the bomb that he had slept with one of the household staff – 10 years ago – and fathered a child with her.

This isn’t a political issue. This is a family issue – and in this case, Arnold Schwarzenegger, the father, has been unfair to his family, his mistress, this child and himself. If fatherhood is a gift and a responsibility, he’s cheated not only the child out of it, but himself. Just think about all of the incredible moments that Arnold never got to share with his child. And though he has other children with Shriver, every child is a unique experience. Basically, Schwarzenegger has no respect for the institute of fatherhood.

You can read the details of the affair and child at the WaPo sauce, but what’s really important is what people see in the news about modern fathers.

We all make mistakes and slip-ups, but this is big and unacceptable. How are we to demand respect as fathers with this sort of thing going on?

Tonight, kiss your wife and kid and tell them how much you love them. And really think about it. Because some people don’t.

Sauce: Washington Post