A pregnant man (a transgendered woman, if that helps explain) will appear on the Oprah Winfrey show tomorrow. And as Cornbread awaits the arrival of baby Elvis, he has been wondering if men can really handle all the things that come with parenting.
Aside from figuring out how to fold the stroller and pick out the right bottle liners, can men also handle the diapering, crying, feeding, lack of sleep, etc.?
My husband is Super Dad…and I get the impression that Pat James is too. They will do most anything and can handle it like pros. I think that’s why they were given baby girls to begin with. Let’s face it – girls can be more high maintenance.
The only thing my husband cannot handle is changing poopy diapers. Don’t get me wrong, he does it…often. But not willingly. And even after 2 years, every once in a while there is a diaper change that comes with some whining…and the baby is not the one whining. You should see the faces and noises he makes. I can hear the drama from across the house.
I really don’t get it. He’s so proud of his own accomplishments in that area. So much so that it gets an appointment on his calendar every day. And it’s a long appointment! So you would think he would be proud of his daughter. Or at least not so disgusted.
What do you think men can or can’t handle?