Friday, October 06, 2006

Blog Roundup

It's been an interesting little bit for blogs, too, and there are some posts worth highlighting. In the spirit of personal cross-promotion, I should flag the weekly guest column at On Balance, which this week was written by a mom with a stay-at-home husband. I wish I could say that it brings something new to the conversation, but the more stories like that out there, the better.

And that said, if you want to share your story of at-home dadness (or involved fatherhood) with On Balance, please drop Leslie an e-mail. I'd love to see more of the Rebel Dad reader vantage point.

The number of at-home dads remains constant. This week, I saw from Jeremy over at Daddy Dialectic
is back to working outside the home
. DD is one of the most thoughtful daddy blogs out there, so I look forward to seeing him track the changes in his life. His post this week, though, really had some poignant bits:

Â?Unfortunately, nature is very much a now-you-see-it, now-you-donÂ?t affair,Â? writes Annie Dillard in her essay Â?Seeing.Â? This is equally true of cities. It is also true of parenting. They are worlds unto themselves, containers of consciousness, definers of perception; but we are never quite able to hold them in our senses. During these months of uncertainty, San Francisco seemed to constantly shift in and out of focus, and so did my son. The babble from Liko's mouth sharpened into words, the syllables flashing like sunlight on windows. We'd cross the street and on the other side, he'd seem suddenly older.
His move out of SAHD-dom will be balanced by Clare's dad, who has made he leap. Welcome!


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