When it comes to volunteering at school, I’ll admit that I definitely see more mothers do the work instead of fathers. I’m sure it’s not because dads don’t want to volunteer, but because every family’s circumstances are different and more often than not, mothers stay at home more than dads do. We still live in an age in which males make better salaries than females at the work place, and for most couples, you just gotta do what you gotta do to feed and shelter your kids at the end of the day, because that’s what matters the most.
But for stay-at-home dad and freelance writer Serge Bielanko, he thinks it’s time for dads to step up to the plate and help put in the hours in their children’s classrooms. According to Yahoo Parenting, here’s what he writes:
When I look around a 21st-century school and I don’t even see one other dad there — but I see probably 100 moms — it dawns on me that so many cool, modern fathers simply don’t realize the Stone Age stereotypes they’re helping to perpetuate by excusing themselves from the overall experience.
You think those moms aren’t busy? A lot of them work full-time jobs, too. Or if they don’t, maybe they take care of their other young children all day long — the most demanding gig on Earth. Still, there they are volunteering, again and again and again.