I won’t attempt to say this better than Sarah Silverman, so just watch her bit on why becoming a mother is a bigger undertaking than becoming a father.
This week I talk about my feelings on loving kids vs. having kids, and the sweet spot of the fun dadI Love You, America is now streaming on Hulu. #ILYAmerica
Posted by Sarah Silverman on Thursday, 30 November 2017
After all, if becoming a mother meant continuing your exact same life, but being able to come home from work to a cute (hopefully) child that you could play with for a while, while your other half completed all the unappealing parenting tasks, and as you continue prioritising your work life and personal goals, who wouldn’t sign up?
The option isn’t usually there for mothers.
And I’m not saying all mothers would want it if it were there, (being a hands-on mum is pretty much the appeal for a lot of mothers), but wouldn’t it be great if the dad version of parenting was on the table, too? After-all, they can take the hands-on dad route, if they care to.