The board is slow, so I'm going to throw something out.
In the last 4 years I have seen more and more dads at Ballet or gymnatics or such.
Now, I see an equal split of dads to mums at these afterschool activities. My dad had to do that long before it was the "right thing to do" and he was often let out of the group of mums.
*Praying for my best friend, my Dad*
I find that the Moms tend to do 99%.
Well, I pulled my more than my weight wrt to schedules as both dh and I travel occasionally. I'll be gone for the next 10 days and when I come back, dh will be gone for the following 10 days. We'll have Mother's Day together as a family.
With track practice 5 afternoons a week, little league 4 nights a week and soccer 2 times a week, the sole parent is logistically challenged by sports alone, though there are other events happening too. With the help of my extended family and friends, we'll muddle through the next 3 weeks, but it certainly isn't anyway we like to operate on a day-to-day basis.
I suppose I could have my children do less, or pick activities that take less time, but they love the excurs they've picked. I was sad that ds2 dropped scouts and dd dropped lacrosse, but they get to choose the activities they want to participate in, we're just the chauffeurs, spectators, and cheerleaders for them.
Do you live in a time warp?
FYI, time a parent just might have in getting a child somwhere that doesn't have to wait until dad gets home does not mean parent is picking activities for them.
happy mother's day.