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Walking To School: Moms Are Watchers, Dads Are Doers [Video]

By dadcamp |

walking to schoolI walk to pick up my son after school most days of the week and while I walk I think about totally random things. I’ll now be shooting some videos about the things I ponder. Here’s the first one:

Mars. Venus.

Watchers. Doers.

Moms. Dads.

When it comes to interacting with kids in the wild, Dads are more likely to get into it than Moms.

We’re different. And that’s okay.

After the jump, check out my video essay Walking To School

So what do you think? Are you a doer or a watcher when it comes to hanging with your kids in the wild?

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DadCAMP is Buzz Bishop, a dad, broadcaster, writer, and runner from Calgary, Alberta. When not working the mic on XL103, or wrangling his two boys, he's always training for another Team Diabetes marathon somewhere in the world. Read bio and latest posts → Read Buzz's latest posts →

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2 thoughts on “Walking To School: Moms Are Watchers, Dads Are Doers [Video]

  1. kristen says:

    I agree that most moms are watchers. I know I am. Here’s why, I get a break!!!! I’m a stay at home mom. I’m in charge of serving 3 meals a day, dressing them, laundry, taxiing them, diapers, etc… I’m so involved in their basic daily needs I’m ready to let go when dad comes home. He wants to play with them, he hasn’t seen them all day. (Which is not to say that’s all he does. )When my kids are playing, with or without dad, it’s my opportunity to sit back, take a break and see my kids from another angle which I really enjoy. It also allows my husband an opportunity to take the lead and have fun with the kids. They need that dad time. I wonder if it’s different with a stay at home dad and working mom.

  2. Christine.Coppa says:

    @Kristen: “I agree that most moms are watchers. I know I am. Here’s why, I get a break!!!! I’m a stay at home mom.”

    What does this say about women? About solo single moms? About same sex moms? It’s such a general statement. Trust me, I love my breaks. My family and friends love hanging with my son – but I don’t think it’s fair to say dads are doers – moms are watchers. Certainly not in my modern family. Just my .02 xo

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