Daddy Fishkins, a stay-at-home dad blogger, wrote an open letter about how hard it is to be a stay-at-home parent. He openly admitted that prior to staying at home, he was guilty of thinking things like "must be nice to sit around and watch TV all day." To prove how difficult it is even on a good day, he broke down a typical day with his kids by the minute. One minute he's trying to get work done, the next someone is on his head. Or his kids are still in their pajamas at 2 p.m. when it's time to walk to the bus stop to pick up their older sibling. And the chores don't get done in a timely manner because frankly, who has time for that? Basically, he's not sitting around watching Judge Judy all day.
And all of us stay-at-home parents applauded him and sent his blog post around the world on a viral mission of enlightenment to better inform our spouses who are probably thinking we sit around watching TV all day.
So, what's my issue you say? My issue is that it took a MAN to legitimize the role of a stay-at-home parent despite the fact that the majority of stay-at-home parents are in fact, women.