Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Moving On

According to a recent World Economic Forum report, Great Britain is less financially secure than Peru. So should a concerned father say "pip, pip, cheerio" to the pride of the Union Jack and "hola" to the land of the llama?

He might consider it in his role as breadwinner, but in his role as dad he might keep in mind that Peru — in a "groundbreaking" vote — is now offering four days of paternity leave while Parliament just approved a parental split year of leave, giving dads up to six months of quality time with their newborns. Not to complicate the decision too much, there is also the fact that most dads don't take all the paternity leave they're due.

What's a dad to do? We recommend giving himself a break from his worries and comforting himself on his unchallenged role as the funnier parent:

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