Just once, wouldn’t this be nice? It’ll never happen, because in society today, fatherhood is to motherhood what miniature golf is to the Iron Man triathlon: It’s not even a competitive sport. We praise fathers for “helping” at home, as though they are part-time assistants, and trash moms for taking “me time.” When dads work, they are providers. When moms work, they are selfish. (Why is there no phrase “working dads”?) When dads endure a temper tantrum at the supermarket, they’re heroes for the effort. When moms do it, they’re bad mothers for not controlling their kids in public.
That’s why you’ll never see a cover like this, but you can go pick up one featuring a mom breastfeeding her three-year-old next to the words, “Are You Mom Enough?” Never mind the torment this boy will no doubt experience on Facebook 10 years from now. If his mom wants to breastfeed a kid old enough to pour a glass of milk for himself, more power to you, sister. But, here’s the thing: That’s not less power for the rest of us.
Moms, we’ve reached the finish line. We trained hard and raced with all our might, but now it’s time to knock off this nonsense and play some mini-golf, because until you see a cover like this, the dads are doing it right. And everyone — our kids, our spouses, ourselves — will be better off for it.