Ashton Fights for Dad’s Rights

“… and the times, they are a’changin.” Thanks to Ashton!

I love this generation of dads. Imagine dads, decades ago, fighting for the right to change a diaper! It was something we moms used to laugh about, a UFO. Dads would play with their kids (something a rare dad did in my parent’s generation), but when there was a diaper involved we would see them coming, holding the baby a foot in front of them, under the arms as if they were toxic waste.

Dads nowadays are involved in every aspect of their children’s lives, not just the fun ones. They read to their kids, help them with their homework, tuck them into bed at night… It is wonderful to see. What effect will this have on the next generation? Might daughters like themselves better, with dad’s involvement and approval? Might sons follow their dad’s fabulous example?

Society is evolving, and businesses have to evolve with it. I would run out and buy a changing table for my office if I didn’t already have one. It does have little flowers and hearts all over it, though. That doesn’t seem right. Maybe we could design a more manly one? One with rocket ships or race cars? Would that be more sexist, or less?

Yay Ashton!