Up to the Task
Here's a cute article by Paula Spencer in Parenting magazine about how she learned that her husband was a fully competent parent during her third pregnancy's medically-enforced week of bedrest. She starts out doubting he is able to handle the kids for more than a few hours, and he ends up blowing her theory out of the water in a big way.
I look forward to the day when stories like this, however adorable, are no longer needed. When men's capability is not automatically in question, and when women are not set up to automatically assume primary parenting duties in the first place. But, for today, I'll be happy with an article that highlights how mothers need not think of ourselves as essential for our parenting prowess - and that a world of good can come when we step aside and make room for our partners to do their thing.