Things Modern Dads Do That Would Shock Dads Of Yesteryear

May 1, 2019  |  
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I was having a picnic in a park with a friend the other day when a group of dads walked by, each either pushing a stroller or carrying their babies in little pouches across their chest. It was, admittedly, adorable. I also had to stop and laugh because, my dad never did anything like that. We had the very retro, nuclear family situation thing going on—as I believe many people my age did. My dad went to work in the morning, my mom stayed home with us, dealing with all the ins and outs of dirty diapers and messy feeding time and cranky nap time, and we just greeted our dad, rested and content at 6pm. He had no idea of the chaos that had ensued while he was away. And my mom didn’t see anything weird about that. She had old-school parents and was raised the same way. I’m glad that dads now openly wear baby carriers. That’s just one of the things dads today do, that dads of yesteryear would laugh at.

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The contraptions really are endless

I’ve seen men wearing those sashes that wrap around their body, cradling the baby. I’ve seen them wearing those sort of front-facing backpacks. I’ve seen them pushing strollers decked out with pink and sparkly toys. Dads today will transport cuties in all the ways moms do.

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