Right before the presidential election, my husband went to speak at Rose’s second grade class. He did a Power Point presentation about how the election process works and explained how his company, The Associated Press, covers the election. His photo ended up on the front page of the school’s Web site.
I was pretty shocked to see it. There are literally hundreds of moms helping at the school on a regular basis who never get their photos featured on the front page of the school’s Web site. I honestly wondered if the news wasn’t that this journalist came to talk to the kids, but that a dad came to talk to the kids.
When I attended the room mom meeting at the beginning of the school year I don’t remember seeing a single man in that packed cafeteria. We do have one dad that always helps in Walsh’s class. He is a chef and super creative, and the kids adore having him! But he’s the only one I see at the school on a regular basis.
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