John, who has long been gamely blogging the experience of raising triplets (good lord) and a stepdaughter in Knoxville, is off to a strong start at Strollerderby, first with a post calling into question a new, and highly questionable, be-a-better-dad PSA campaign, and then with this morning’s seasonally-appropriate bit of advice to keep your kids from pulling a Steve Bartman at the ballpark.
But more than individual posts, I am glad to see him in there because Strollerderby could use a strong dad voice, someone who doesn’t conform to the drunkard, distractoid, or doof models of fatherhood. There may have been other dads contributing, but John’s got a voice I know and trust. And I did find it a bit ironic that the post just preceding John’s first post yesterday was written by one of the female bloggers about a dad who may have been all three kinds of idiot father. It was, in short, about a dude who got his wife pregnant because he didn’t have his iPhone around to remind him of the rhythm method. Oy.
Those are the dads you’ve been likely to read about on StrollerDerby. I am very glad that John is now there to set the record straighter.