Need a reason to head over to the United Kingdom? “Today the British government is expected to announce that fathers are entitled to three months of paid paternity leave if their partner returns to work,” said Lisa Belkin of the New York Times’ Motherlode blog in one her recent posts. When will our government hop on the bandwagon?
Instead of adding my own two cents here, the boys over at the Dad Wagon blog provided some humorous and insightful perspective on this recent announcement from overseas. They also point out that “Sweden is the country that puts everyone to shame, allowing dads to take 480 days, paid. Four hundred and eighty days. Makes me want to buy a Saab and drive it to Ikea tomorrow, just to support this system.” Check out the rest of their post: Congratulations! Now, when are you coming back to work?