Keep Calm and Baby-Carry On
Earlier this week on the set of Good Morning Britain, Harry Hill was all of us.
There’s this guy who co-hosts a morning chat show in Great Britain who likes to stir things up for attention. We’re not going to give his compulsive provocations any more oxygen by showing his face (see above), or by mentioning his name, which anagrams to GRIM PERSONA.
Anyway, Mr. Grim shoveled himself onto Twitter this week, posted a picture of Daniel Craig cradling his six-week-old daughter in a baby carrier, and for some reason unknown to humanity decided to call him out as “emasculated.”
It’s a sign of these times that the definition of masculinity is the subject of intense debate. And it’s an even better sign that when men (and our friends at Baby Bjorn) assert that they love baby-carrying, comedians are prepared to wield shaving cream to defend us.
Applications are rolling in for the Dad 2.019 Scholarship, and if you’re looking for help to get your a$$ to San Antonio, we hope you’ll consider applying, too. This community is all about paying benefits forward, so when there’s money to be had, you should have it.
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“To all the dads who are considering taking paternity leave, my advice: grasp this opportunity with both hands, and don’t second-guess it for a second. It will be one of the best experiences of your life.”
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- “I see another father pacing around like me. We make eye contact. You feel a kinship to other parents, yet you’re hesitant to take that kinship past the walls of the hospital.” — Brett Grayson, The End of Innocence
- “It’s my job as their father to teach them the fight for equality should not rest solely on the shoulders of women. It’s a man’s job, too.” — Jason Greene, Raising Boys in the #MeToo Era
- “None of these things diminishes a man. In fact, they do the opposite. To be honest, if these things are emasculating, then I’m happy to be emasculated.” — Chris McGuire, The Bond of Fatherhood
- “My job as a dad is to raise my kids and protect them by any means necessary. I’m about that life, their life! Here’s how I handle protecting my kids and work on being a dope dad!” — James Lopez, I’m About that Life, Their Life and I will Protect Them
- “The timeout chair had many powers, but it had no memory. I miss the timeout chair.” — Tobin Walsh, My Kid’s Failing School: Punishment or Understanding Needed?
‘GRAM OF THE WEEK
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Originally published at www.dad2summit.com on October 18, 2018.