Can you overdo being the world’s greatest dad?
June 17, 2021
My new supervisor anticipates being a first-time father in a few months.
I hope he doesn’t become one of THOSE fathers.
Most fathers take a laidback, minimalist approach; but a few are overly competitive about being cool, outshining mom or presenting a perfect-parent image to their peers. (“Yeah, I’m keeping up with the Joneses – using my Army surplus helicopter-parent HELICOPTER. Run, Joneses, run!”)
Whether they feel disrespected (Americans spend only half as much on Father’s Day as on Mother’s Day) or view a “World’s Greatest Dad” mug with the attitude “I’m not ac...