Back when I first adopted this role, I would easily get flustered and angry.
But now I just laugh about it.
We were at an end-of-the-year homeschool picnic when one of the organizers started calling up the kids by grade so we could give them a round of applause.
After she finished up with the high schoolers and we clapped, she looked around and said, “And now, let’s hear it for the moms who worked tirelessly all year to teach these wonderful children. Yay moms!”
And that was it. She thanked everyone for coming and told us all to have a good time.
I looked around to see if any other dads were thinking what I was thinking, but then I realized there weren’t any other dads at the picnic.
And rather than get upset, I simply shook my head and smiled. Continue reading