Wednesday, 30 January 2008
There are lots of blogs out there kept by moms who chronicle their lives as mothers (and cooks, cleaners, chauffeurs, police, ministers of home affairs etc). I read [Karen’s](http:www.karencheng.com.au) regularly and thoroughly enjoy her regaling us with her tales of her two rambunctious boys of under five and how she still keeps her individuality—and her marriage—so alive.
But *fathers* blogging? This is new to me. So when I followed the link on Karen’s [latest post](http://www.karencheng.com.au/2008/01/29/blog-loving-metrodad/) to [Metrodad](http://metrodad.typepad.com/) I found myself scrolling through his posts non-stop, poring over his endlessly funny descriptions of his life as a father to a three-year-old in New York (in fact I’m in there now, at 3:30am. Brandon got hungry and I couldn’t get back to sleep myself).
From what and how he writes, I have concluded that he is
* probably the most interesting friend an average joe could have.
* highly attractive—in the non-physical sense. But hey, if [he says](http://metrodad.typepad.com/about.html) that he still skis, plays basketball and tennis at age thirty-five, he’s probably in pretty good shape too. I think it’s critical that fathers take care of their physical wellbeing, if not for their own sakes, then for their children. Especially if your job *and* hobbies keep you desk-bound.
* a well-grounded person, despite all the cynicism and biting remarks.
Plus he’s a stickler for correct English usage. Poke around his site. Go daddy bloggers!