with Avi Spivack
Hi, I'm Avi, and I try to put the work and the dad together, with mild success. This is all about trying to give you a view from what it looks like on the dad-man's side of the world, and I hope you find my ruminations humorous because I try not to take myself too seriously.
I used to think - ignorantly - that the horrendous social pressures that plagued me through (some of) middle school, (most of) high school, and (part of) college would somehow ease up when I became a (pseudo) adult and entered the world of office-spaces, schools, and general parenthood.
But I think it might be worse.
I started a new job recently and I have found myself wearing button-down shirts because that’s what most of my male colleagues wear. (Though I do leave mine untucked, purposefully).
Our daughter is the only only-child in her Kindergarten class and I keep on wondering if we’re doing something wrong…
And then there’s just all kinds of crap around being the right/wrong/middling type of parent, and the car you drive, and whether mom works, and all of this suburban BS that I would much rather not even THINK about.
But here I am, 10:38 PM, EST, pondering our family’s suburban station in the community, and I can only guess that it might be getting worse…
How do you deal with the conformities of your community?
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