Babble posted up their Father’s Day feature story today. It’s not your heartwarming or compelling story about how dad is the greatest.
Nope, Babble questions whether having cute stay-at-home dads is a problem in Playdates With Other People’s Husbands? by Jamie Rich. At the center of this article is an issue that merits some discussion – is it uncomfortable for a stay-at-home-mom to have a one-on-one playdate with an at-home-dad?
One mom admitted, that the situation could be uncomfortable.
“I don’t call [SAHDs] for one-on-one activities the way I do the moms. It feels awkward to me, too intimate, to have some dude lounging on the floor in my living room chatting about diapers and toddler feeding,” she told me.
I prefer to hang during the week with a gaggle of dads, but still frequently make local playdates with my mom friends. These playdates occur at a public location like an indoor playgym or local playground so I haven’t been confronted with a one-on-one in a more intimate setting.
Isn’t it all about the adult interaction and opportunities for our children to interact with other kids? I am interested to hear some dads (or moms) weigh in with their opinions- are you uncomfortable with a one-on-one playdate with an at-home parent of the opposite sex?