Channing Tatum is really nailing it lately with the WTF comments. First he jokes about how he’s a high-functioning alcoholic, then he details his drunken escapades with Shia LaBeouf, and now he’s making some interesting comments about his responsibilities as a father. I don’t know if you knew this already, but apparently the only thing a father is capable of doing with his baby is changing his or her diaper.
While talking about his experience raising daughter Everly at the premiere of his new movie 22 Jump Street, Channing told People, “I’m solid at changing a diaper now.” That’s great news, Channing. What other stuff do you do? Oh, nothing? That’s nice.
“If a guy isn’t good at changing a diaper, I don’t know what he’s there for, really, ’cause they’re not there for the first seven months for any other reason than to do that because the mom is the end-all, be-all of everything.”
That’s right. Apparently the only thing a father is “there for” is to change the baby’s diaper. And he should also receive a medal for doing the one thing he’s supposed to do, since everyone treats it like the most amazing feat. A man changing a diaper? What a novel idea!
Who wants to be the one to break the news to Channing that fathers are able — and permitted, imagine that — to do more than dispose of baby poop. Barring growing a set of boobs that produce milk, dads can do pretty much anything. They can bathe the baby and feed the baby and comfort the baby when she cries. And they can even play with the baby and sit in the baby’s presence and look at the baby. Incredible, right?
Anyone else tired of men using excuses like “The baby wants her mommy more” or “I wouldn’t be good at it anyway” to get away with not helping out? I don’t know a lot of babies personally, but I’m pretty sure little Everly isn’t sitting in her crib delegating tasks. She didn’t hand out contracts when she was born assigning diaper-changing to her father and everything else to her mother. Channing, if you’re reading this, allow me to inform you that you’re “there for” a lot more than poopy diapers.
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