Adam Dolgin, guy with kids, started a blog 3 years ago to “show the world that dads are not the bubbling buffoons we are made out to be in the media”.
I cook, I clean, I fold laundry and I am an equal partner when it comes to raising two amazing kids. But it has always been my dream to show what this involved dad is really made of.
Superdad thinks it’s time to bring his never-before-done life idea to fruition – and he’s asking the internet to pay him to do it:
I’d like to leave the corporate world behind for a year to take on the role of stay-at-home parent with my kids and prove once and for all that anything moms can do DADS can do equally-one year to chronicle my life doing the hardest, most rewarding job in the world and doing it well. But I’m just not in a position to do this financially, so I could really use your support.
Yep, First Ever Dad To Parent wants the world to donate $50,000 so he can quit his job and…do the same stuff he does now, apparently. Because why save up your own money for a while and take a few months off to see if you can make a go of your blog when you can just ask internet strangers to pay for your childcare decisions?
Seriously, does he really think the idea of a capable SAHD is some groundbreaking thing that he deserves $50,000 a year to do? Why doesn’t he do what the rest of the blog schmucks do and slap up some ads to finance being a stay at home parent? And why are people still having fundraisers to pay for their life choices?
Adam is now claiming it was just for lols:
Okay, I have to be honest. When I posted this it was on a dare, not the dare suggested in the post here, but more of a social experiment. Did I imagine anyone would go for this? Hell no…What the person who dared me was more interested in was people’s reaction to it – their biases, their hypocrisy and well, what gets noticed on the Internet. The biases are clear here. If this was in support of a woman trying to get back in to the workforce and chronicling it would have been met with a lot more kindness. I”ve also had a few people suggest that I was asking for something for “free.” Which I was insinuating I was not by offering to “chronicle it.” Meanwhile, everyday people follow Facebook and Twitter pages for “free.” People want “free” entertainment everyday, and others work hard to give it to them and open up their lives to make people laugh, so there’s a bit of hypocrisy there…
He says “I’m sure most of you know almost nothing about me and simply went on what you read”, so basically we are all just doing opinioning wrong. He then goes on to claim that “we are not a society that really loves a story about an involved dad”, and that “it was worth the exercise to see just how negative and angry and presumptuous and callous people would be. I guess it was worth looking foolish to expose all of that.”