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Pg 6 • March 2020 • UPBEAT TIMES, INC.


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You Cannot Babysit Your Own Children Upbeat in Petaluma, CA! The 21st Century Family


by Gabriel A. Fraire ~ gafraire@comcast.net


Sonoma County, CA. ~ Sometimes


I’m embar-


rassed to be a male. Ac- tually a lot of the time I’m embar- rassed by it, espe - c i a l l y


when the topic of con- versation turns to things like childcare or house- work.


the 60’s I was duped into


Being a child of thinking


my


generation was going to be different. As we grew up and began having our own families I thought the men would just naturally be- come more involved in the


Wrong. I was raised to


believe that no work is de- meaning and that everyone had to share in the house- hold chores. I have four brothers, and one sister, and we all did our share of


rearing of the children. I thought since we preached equality of races and sexes that we “baby boomers” would erase the stereo- typical


male-female


roles around the house.


clothes ironing, bathroom cleaning and diaper chang- ing. There was never even an implication of this is women’s work and this is man’s work. A day doesn’t go by where some woman says to me something like, “Oh, how nice, you’re taking your daughter to school. I wish my husband would do that.”


I could retire if I had


a dime for every time a woman, seeing me with my daughters, said to me, “Oh babysitting today?” When I’m asked if I am babysitting I smile and say, “Oh no, these are my chil- dren.”


Gabriel


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Pg 6 • March 2020 • UPBEAT TIMES, INC.


Never whine, never complain, never try to justify yourself. ~ Robert Greene


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