Being a minority in America is difficult and while I won’t pretend to know even half of the struggles they face I do know that overcoming stereotypes is one of them.
This is why I was incredibly surprised the hear Michelle Obama compare Donald Trump to Divorced Dads. Specifically, she made the following comment:
“We come from a broken family, we are a little unsettled. Sometimes you spend the weekend with divorced dad. That feels like fun but then you get sick. That is what America is going through. We are living with divorced dad.”
I repeat the sentiment from my Pete Davidson SNL post, this is not the 1980’s and over 16% of men are raising children alone and over 40% of men have 50/50 or more custody. What is my point? We, men, raise babies and we do a damn fine job at it. In the past week, two of my three kids had the flu; they ran fevers of 104! My co-parent has been super busy at work and I have the ability to work remotely so I cared for my babies myself, nursing them back to health.
I am not special, millions of fathers divorced and not do this every day.