Mar 24th 2011 10:47AM What about men? Why do we get the short end of the stick? As a father of 2, I don't want to miss out on my children growing up. Why do most companies (in this day an age) when both parents work, expect all the tasks involved with raising children fall on the responsibility of the mother? If I need to stay home with a sick child, or have to pick them up from daycare I get confused looks as if they are wondering, "why isn't your wife doing that?" My answer is this: If either PARENT had to do all those tasks solely themselves they wouldn't have a job long. By sharing those respoinsibilities we impact each of our employers less and both feel more connected with our children. Money isn't everything. Time is the most valuable commodity and everyone has a finite, but unknown amount. I find the happier I am at home the better I work and vice versa.
Jan 26th 2010 9:30AM My wife (girlfriend at the time) planned this big east coast baseball trip together visiting several MLB parks and ending up in Niagara Falls for the 3rd of July. Our first date was on the 3rd of July. I had secretly opened a box of cracker jacks and made a wrapper that looked real with an engagement ring I picked out for her tucked inside. We went out to watch the fireworks out by the falls (Canada was celebrating their day on the 3rd). That when i handed her the cracker jacks and she found the prize asked if i wanted it and insisted she opened it just as she did i got down on one knee and "popped" the question. To this day she says it was the best proposal she could have dreamed of.