Because I could not stop for death....

I got knocked up instead...

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Help Daddy!

I've been having a conversation revolving around Daddy support, and the difficulties that a friend is having with her giant container of sperm right now really nailed the thought in.

The Dorf basically says that it sucks for the non-pregnant person because it's not real for them until it's HERE. He tells me that his best advice for him, is to start sucking it up now, and begin to digest the imminent changes.

He also wanted to point out that despite the inital reaction of blaming the woman, the man should avoid this at all costs.

He had advice for women too. Don't be vague. Guys work well with specifics. If it's the bathroom you just can't stomach to clean, tell him directly. Use small words.

And sometimes, plain old "yes dear" works, along with just getting the hell out of the way.

It's sad because despite the increasing presence of men throughout pregnancy, the increasing numbers of men taking paternity leave or becoming stay at home parents, it's REALLY hard to find useful information and advice geared at men. He's looked. It's weird enough for him when he takes the kids to play, and the women stare at him like he's a kiddie raper.....

It's really difficult for the guys during pregnancy, and during parenting. Any advice for my cranky, newly preggers friend and her hubby?


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