Joel Achenbach is a hugely popular blogger and writer for the Washington Post. Nonetheless, sometimes I just can’t resist quoting him:
In generations past, there were many men who did not see their role in society as one that involved the direct nurturing of children. Some vanished into their jobs. Some dedicated their lives to the war against conformity. Collectively they set a standard for "good fathering" that is not hard to meet. And for that we must thank them.
It’s so true. I try to be a good dad, but really, no one expects that much.
To be considered a good father you basically have to be just a tiny bit better than Darth Vader.