I've been writing this blog for about 8 months now, and the more I look at news articles about dads the more they stay the same. Like this one from the Seattle Times about how "Generation X" dads "seek balance" but really they are too afraid to tell their bosses that they want to spend more time with their families. Blah blah blah. Dads care, but they have it hard. Mom's care, but they have it hard too. Parents have it so hard these days. There must be a pile somewhere of these articles where all you have to do is switch around the proper nouns. Maybe you can order them from the back of Rollingstone, I don't know.
Then I searched Google News today for "dads" and the first result is a blog entry from Jay Allen (of Zero Boss fame) over at Blogging Baby titled "Why arrest "deadbeat dads" on Mother's Day?" Even though it's not (or maybe because it's not) an article from a newspaper, he brings up a good point. Though it's true fewer mothers pay child support than dads, mothers that do are delinquent on their child support payments at the same rate as dads. It's not only deadbeat "dads" that are the problem, but deadbeat "parents." It would have been nice to see someone write a newspaper article with a fresh point of view like this one - but I guess I'll have to keep reading blogs. Thanks Jay.