I've known Scott a long time. In fact, we went to high school together - and he still talks to me, which either says a lot about his ability to forgive or maybe he was just drunk all through school and he's forgotten me.
In any case, he asked me to post a question and I'm happy to do so. Remember, if you've got a question - either for me to answer or something you want to ask my readers - I'm happy to do so - either send me an email of leave the question on the Mom to the Screaming Masses Facebook page.
You DO like that page, right???
Anywho, Scott's query:
Topic for discussion: why aren't dads in the PTA? I've noticed a glaring lack of dads at PTA meetings and particularly on the executive committee...which prompted me to volunteer to be the president elect....and president next year. I don't want my kids to think that their education is only mom's job and that only moms are interested/concerned about their future. It takes a village and that village should include the males too, so why are we underrepresented? Perhaps the answer lies in recent articles on why women can't have it all? We're wired differently, yet this generation's men have come quite a way from our fathers... Thoughts?
My (short) answer:
In my experience, it's due to long work hours, plus the fact that their dads didn't do it, and so they have no role models. I mean, really, did your dad do a lot? What I'd love to explore is why society doesn't expect much from men in terms of their kids - no one bats an eye when a woman takes her kids to school, but they fall all over themselves when a man does.
I welcome your thoughts and ideas.