Pinching Pants and other Fatherhood Foibles

Sam was a loving but haphazard father. He adored his three children but lacked the mindreading expertise of his wife, Ruth. He also fell short of the required organizational, culinary and disciplinary skills.
His own childhood had been very traditional. His mother did the day-to-day child rearing duties and his father was left with the fun bits and the discipline bits. He managed to combine the two remarkably well and Sam idolized him. He aspired to being a parent like his dad but 21st century expectations of fatherhood were very different and far more complicated than they used to be.
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