Parenting Predictions for 2013: The dads reactTuesday, January 22, 2013
White Dad Problems
Todd, Matt, and D.M. were nonplussed by the parenting trends of 2012, which included eating one's own placenta (a la Mad Men's January Jones), "elimination communication" (a la Blossom's Blossom), and of course "attachment parenting" (which includes breastfeeding until your kid leaves for college).
Chicago Parent's own Caitlin Murray Giles recently wrote an article featuring predictions of parenting trends in 2013. The Dads took a look at what might be in store for them this year, and they tremble.
Will moms really wear sparkly shoes and little girls wear sexy boots? Does that mean little boys will wear ill-fitting chinos and a weary gaze?
Will we have toys made from our old milk cartons and discarded Gonal-F pens?
Does the notion of tea parties moving to "the next level" fill you dread? (And just WHAT LEVEL IS THAT?!)
And will piles of children's crappy drawings be replaced by expensive albums full of children's crappy drawings?
Fear the future with the three least helpful guys you know.
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