I was talking to a new mommy yesterday and she mentioned that her husband had to frantically pack his own clothes in a bag when she went into labor.
"Hm," I said. "The baby books and Web sites don't give you tips about what to pack for him. It is all about what to pack for us and the baby."
"Yeah, who cares about him?" she joked.
We both laughed but it did make me think. Why don't the what-to-pack articles give you tips about what Daddy will need? Don't they need socks and underpants and snacks too? Is this just the beginning of ignoring him like they say you will inevitably start to do?
Well I don't want to do that. I do love this person that I have procreated with. I'm going to be proactive and go home and put some things for him in my hospital bag. I'll include a spare T-shirt, socks, his favorite energy bars, and some toiletries. I've got him covered on the gadget front so he most certainly shouldn't be bored. Am I missing anything?