This afternoon I volunteered in #2’s class to help with different math games , i.e., games involving numbers. One day each week over the next couple months, parents will come in to oversee one of these math games. Two observations that don’t surprise me at all:
- Only I and one other father signed up for any of the days. Mothers: 24 Volunteer Hour Equivalents — Fathers: 6 VHE’s (5 of which are me).
- Today, two of the mothers there were in full workout regalia despite clearly not having worked out.
Everybody would benefit if more fathers were involved in the educational aspects of their children’s lives. And everybody would benefit if mothers would stop wearing their workout clothes to school functions. Both patterns of behavior send
negative problematic messages to children.