In honor of Father's Day, I wanted to share a link to an article I saw on msnbc.com earlier this week. It's all about new dads and paternity leave. Sort of an interesting topic as it's something many fathers out there have to make a decision on. Our society has a long ways to go on paternity leave. The telling sign? A survey question in the article asked what the appropriate amount of time was for new dads to take off from work. The options? None, 1 week, 2 weeks, and 'the same amount of time as moms' The general idea that 3 out of 4 options barely provide any time at all shows a real disconnect in allowing dads to have bonding time with their new son or daughter.
On a personal level with many Father's Days celebrated with my own dad, we would go to College World Series baseball games in Omaha each year and those experiences were always a lot of fun. I might flip on the tv with one of today's games in honor of our past outings. Happy Father's Day Dad!