This comment was by Larry Tiejema on the post “A Dad-to-Be Was Praying to Have a Girl, Until He Opened His Eyes”.
There are many activities that men commonly do, but these activities should also be activities that women can do. Women should be able to replace a switch or outlet in a home, change a tire, and change the oil in a lawnmower. At the same time, men should be able to bathe and take care for a baby, prepare a nutritious meal, and wrap a Christmas gift. There are very few activities that are strictly male or female anymore. Both men and women should be open to learning new skills and attitudes. Men can get in touch with their inner selves and women can supervise a construction crew. Men should not be afraid to raise daughters, and women should not feel inadequate when they raise sons. It may require a parent to acquire a few new skills, but this is what life is all about. It is not necessary to do all things perfectly. The best that you can do is good enough.
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