I Can’t Wait To See How Many Mommies Show Up To ‘Daddy And Me’ Classes
Sexism is O-V-E-R!!! Not! But, I have to say, when I learned that there was a â€œDaddy and Meâ€ soccer class for toddlers, you bet your butt I signed my son (and my fiancÃ©) up.
â€œIt says, â€˜Daddy and Me,â€™ I told my fiancÃ©, who moaned that he already had two older children in soccer. â€œBut this is â€˜Daddy and Me!â€™ I swear, Iâ€™ve never heard of such a thing! Usually, itâ€™s always â€˜Mommy and Meâ€™ classes.â€
My fiancÃ© continued, â€œBut youâ€™ll come too, right?â€ Sigh. But, because we parent as a team, of course I said, â€œAre you fucking kidding me? Itâ€™s says, again, â€˜Daddy and Me.â€™ It does not say â€˜Mommy and Me.â€™ And since you have the penis, and your Holtâ€™s Daddy, that means you get to take him every Saturday! Isnâ€™t that awesome?â€
Of course, I was fucking around with my fiancÃ©. Of course, Iâ€™m going to watch my 22- month son play soccer, or pick a dandelion, or his nose for that matter, depending if my son actually decides he wants to kick the ball, or even worse, just pick up the ball and run with it across the field.
As an almost two-year old, let me just say, if Holt is on a soccer field, and a plane flies by, itâ€™s fucking game over. For Holt, that is. Heâ€™s obsessed with planes and, Iâ€™d put money on the fact heâ€™ll start chasing a plane in the air, as opposed to a soccer ball right in front of him.
Still, after all these â€œMommy and Meâ€ classes, itâ€™s almost like the world has woken up from the longest nap in the world, now that we have â€œDaddy and meâ€ classes.
Yeah, I tried â€œMommy and Me Everythingâ€ with Rowan, when she was a baby.
There was Mommy and Me swimming (dropped out) and â€œMommy and meâ€ music (stayed!) to â€œMommy and Me Yoga.â€ This â€˜Mommyâ€™ in â€œMommy and Meâ€ is done with â€œMommy and Meâ€ classes. Itâ€™s time for Daddy to pick up some of the load here.
So, thank heavens, some super genius came up with â€œDaddy and Meâ€ SOMETHING! Hereâ€™s the problem I foresee with â€œDaddy and Meâ€ classes. Mommies will still show up.
When itâ€™s a â€œMommy and Meâ€ weekly outing, in my experience, moms are the only ones who show up with their kids, because the â€œMommy and Meâ€ classes are held on Thursdays at 10:15 and what dad is going to cut out from the office to see their kid swim, when â€œMommyâ€ has it handled?
I bet, â€œDaddy and Meâ€ classes, will also have mommies there, because weâ€™re their fucking MOTHERS. But Daddies donâ€™t really seem to care all that much when you tell them you have a â€œMommy and Meâ€ swim class.